Turkey opens probe against columnists over Mohammed cartoon




 
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January 15th, 2015  
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Topic: Turkey opens probe against columnists over Mohammed cartoon


Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened an investigation into two commentators writing for daily newspaper Cumhuriyet who illustrated their columns with the controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoon published by Charlie Hebdo. The prosecutors were investigating Cumhuriyet columnists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya on suspicion of "inciting public hatred and insulting religious values", the official Anatolia news agency reported. The probe was opened a day after Cumhuriyet published the special edition marking the first edition of the French satirical weekly after the attack on its offices that killed 12 people.




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