A prominent Turkish sculptor risks over four years in prison on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after being locked in a dispute with the Turkish strongman over one of his works. In March, a court found Erdogan guilty of insulting Mehmet Aksoy for calling the artist’s ‘Monument of Humanity’ — created to promote reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia — a ‘monstrosity’. The Ankara court ordered Erdogan to pay Aksoy 10,000 Turkish Liras ($ 3,750) in damages for insulting the renowned sculptor. But now, prosecutors are seeking 56 months in prison for Aksoy on the grounds that he insulted the president in a comment on the controversy. Prosecutors say that Aksoy implied that Erdogan’s earnings were illegitimate, an allegation the sculptor denies. The case comes amid growing concern over the

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