Prominent Turkish writer and actor Mujaddit Gazin is in danger of going to jail for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Gazin, 77, and his 79-year-old comedian partner commented on the current president in a 2018 show on an opposition Hawk TV.
According to the French news agency AFP, on the show, Mujaddid Gizen addressed President Tayyip Erdoغانan and said, “Know your place.”
“Look, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, you can’t test our patriotism,” he said on a TV show. You know your place. “
During the show, his colleague also commented that “if we do not become a ‘democracy’, it will not end well.
Prosecutors want to keep both celebrities behind bars for four years and eight months. The case is expected to be decided on Monday.
Thousands of Turkish citizens, including former Miss Turkey and schoolchildren, have been prosecuted for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on television and social media.
In 2018, Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that his critics would have to “pay the price”.
Gezin spent 20 days in prison after the overthrow of the civilian government in Turkey in 1980.
We have never seen anything like this in the history of Turkey. It bothers me. “
Gizen is the author of more than 50 books and has established an art center in Istanbul.
Due to his popularity, he was also appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2007.
He added that the president had told him what kind of treatment he expected from the artists. But the president of the country cannot decide this, the artist will decide it.