My Precious Erdogan

Gollum Erdogan
Meh… I don’t think Gollum should feel all that insulted.

Bilgin Ciftci is a Turkish Blogger who posted a meme of Gollum (from Lord of the Rings) comparing Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to the fictional character. He stands accused of insulting a public figure, which is a crime in Turkey. The judge reportedly has now called in a team of five experts to determine whether this is, indeed, an insult. Ciftci faces up to a month in jail if he is convicted.


His lawyer Hicran Danışman joked that the trial has now turned into “a case of saving the pride of Gollum”. (source)