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Turkey's culture of snitching

In just one example of a deep-rooted Turkish culture of snitching, a marriage comes to an end when a husband tells his wife she can offend him, but not his president, and reports her to the authorities.
Surveillance cameras are seen in front of a police station after an attack in Istanbul, Turkey, August 10, 2015. Overnight, a vehicle laden with explosives was used in the attack on the police station in the Istanbul district of Sultanbeyli at around 01:00 on Monday (2200 GMT on Sunday), injuring three police officers and seven civilians, police said. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir - RTX1NRNQ

They say politics can be a dangerous topic of conversation. Even some marriages don't survive a difference of political opinion. But one husband in Turkey took things even further.

On Feb. 22, Izmir truck driver Ali Dinc took his wife to criminal court for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Dinc appeared on television, saying, “I would do the same if it was my father who was offending Erdogan.

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