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Turkish Court to Determine if Gollum-Erdogan Comparison is Insult

The fate of a Turkish doctor is in the hands of experts who are tasked with determining whether he insulted the Turkish president by comparing him with the Gollum character from the “Lord of the Rings.” Bilgin Ciftci could face two years in jail for sharing images on Facebook that seemed to compare President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the creepy character from J.R.R. Tolkien's novels and film adaptations. The controversy stems from whether one sees Gollum as a hero or a villain. In...

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