A 62-year-old, identified as Alaattin Z., was remanded in prison pending trial on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Media reported Dec 1 that an Eskisehir court sent Alattin Z. to prison pending trial.

According to the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) insulting the president carries a sentence of between one and four years.

In 2016, 3,658 people were charged with insulting the president.