Turkish man Bilgin Çiftçi is on trial after being accused of insulting president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by comparing him to JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings character Gollum. Now, a group of experts have been brought in to study the character in order to determine whether or not the comparison is truly an insult. We look at Erdoğan’s crackdown on the Turkish media on the Lip News with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.
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