Turkish man arrested for ‘insulting president, PM’ on emergency line
ŞANLIURFA – Doğan News AgencyA man was arrested on March 30 in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa after calling a police line and insulting a number of public officials, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
The man, identified as İsmail B., reportedly called police line 155 while he was drinking alcohol and insulted the president, the prime minister and other public officials on the phone.
Police detained İsmail B. over his call and transferred him to court after taking his testimony.
Accordingly, a local court ruled for the arrest of İsmail B. on a charge of “insulting public officials.”