This picture obtained from the Ilhas News Agency shows Turkish youth Mehmet Emin Altunses, 16, (2-R) standing along with his lawyers front of the courthouse in the central Turkish city of Konya on April 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY
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A 16-year old Turkish high school student appeared in court on Friday in the central Anatolian city of Konya on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan.Police arrested Mehmet Emin Altunses in December after he read out a statement slamming both the ruling AK Party government and Erdogan over corruption allegations during a ceremony to commemorate the killing of a Turkish soldier by Islamists in 1920s.Lawyer Baris Ispir said the teenager will plead not guilty to charges at the next hearing in September.
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