More than 10 people detained in Turkey's Izmir for 'cursing Erdogan'

More than 10 people detained in Turkey's Izmir for 'cursing Erdogan'

A Turkish court has placed 12 people under arrest on charges of shouting curses against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of an opposition election rally last week, state media said.

The 12 have been charged with "insulting a state leader" over the incident, which took place before a mass rally in Izmir by opposition candidate Muharrem Ince who stood against Erdogan in Sunday's presidential elections.

Anadolu agency said the incident took place at a restaurant in Izmir where alcohol was on offer. They have now been remanded in custody ahead of trial, SBS News reported.

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