Ipek Calislar: Turkish author aquitted after Ataturk insult

Turkish author Ipek Calislar was acquitted for allegedly insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, considered the founder of modern Turkey.

The BBC reported that prosecutors claimed Calislar had insulted Ataturk in a biography of Ataturk's wife Latife, in which Calislar reportedly wrote that Ataturk had once fled disguised as a woman.

Calislar faced up to four years in prison for violating Turkey's law against denigrating "Turkishness."

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