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Turkish teen arrested for insulting Erdogan

Turkish police arrested a 16-year-old high school student for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported Thursday. The boy was shown in a video reading a statement commemorating the killing of a Turkish soldier by Islamists nearly a century ago, then making a declaration invoking the memory of the founder of the modern Turkish republic — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk — deemed harshly critical of the pro-Islamist Erdogan. As the boy spoke, people around him chanted, "Everywhere is bribery, everywhere is corruption."