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Turkey's Erdogan dropping lawsuits for insults against him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is dropping all lawsuits against those charged with insulting him.

Erdogan spoke Friday night at an event in the Turkish capital, Ankara, commemorating those killed and wounded during a failed July 15 military coup. He said he was withdrawing all the lawsuits for insults against his person.

Hundreds of people have been charged with insulting the president, including on social media.