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  5/30/2014, Sivan 1, 5774

Turkey: Twitter User Given Jail Term Over Offensive Posts


A Turkish court on Thursday handed a 15-month jail term to a teacher over Twitter posts deemed religiously offensive, local media reported on Thursday, according to AFP.

The court in the eastern city of Mus ruled that the man, identified as Ertan P., insulted Islamic values with his Twitter handle -- @allah (cc) -- and a series of tweets he posted.