"Turkish court overturns fine for cartoon
By SUZAN FRASER
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
This image issued Friday Dec. 30, 2005, by the Turkish newspaper Evrensel shows a cartoon by Sefer Selvi, which was published in Evrensel on Apr. 5, 2004. The cartoon depicts Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a horse ridden by Cuneyd Zapsu, one of his advisers. Erdogan sued the paper saying it was offensive. An appeals court in Ankara has ruled that the cartoon did not violate the premier's rights and overturned a fine levied against the paper, Sahin Bayar, a manager at Evrensel said. (AP Photo/Sefer Selvi, Evrensel/ho)
ANKARA, Turkey -- A caricature depicting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a horse being ridden by one of his advisers did not violate the leader's rights, an appeals court has ruled, overturning a fine levied against the newspaper that published the cartoon, the newspaper said Friday."
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