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Turkish columnist gets jail sentence for ‘typo’ in tweet

30
Apr
2014

A columnist in Turkey was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Monday all because of a tweet that he insists contained a typo. Önder Aytaç posted the fateful message nearly two years ago after hearing about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans plans to shutter private schools. In Turkish, ustam translates to my chief. But when you tack the letter K onto the end, it suddenly means something much more derogatory. Thanks to the typo, Aytaçs tweet told Erdogan to screw off and hes now been convicted of insulting a public official. …

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