Archive: 9/5/2012
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  9/5/2012, Elul 18, 5772

Turkish Teacher Imprisoned for Likening Erdogan to Hitler


A Turkish school teacher was sentenced to one year in prison for likening Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Adolf Hitler, Anatolia news agency reported. The court found Oktay Zaif, who allegedly showed footage of speeches by Hitler and Erdogan during class, guilty of "politically aiming to distance military students from Prime Minister Erdoğan and his party," according to the report.