Turkey: News website founder sentenced
15 Nov 2010

Cem Büyükçakır, founder and general publications director of the Haberin Yeri website was given an eleven-month long jail sentence for publishing a reader’s comment implying that Turkish President Abdullah Gül descended from an Armenian family.
Abdullah Gül was the recipient of this year’s Chatham House prize for the statesman who made the “most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year”.

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