MOSCOW, January 15 (Sputnik) — A regional Turkish court has banned access to web sites featuring the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, Anadolu agency reported.
"Pictures, cartoons, statements, writings and publications aimed at humiliating the Prophet and religious values are accepted as an insult to those who believe in that religion," the Turkish news outlet quoted the ruling as saying Wednesday.
Media reports indicated that the latest issue's print run could reach as high as five million copies after the magazine sold out by mid-morning, in comparison to its usual circulation of 60,000.
The magazine has received a number of threats from radical Islamists in response to the satirical magazine's cartoons lampooning political and religious figures, including the Prophet Muhammad. Shortly before the January 7 terrorist attack, Charlie Hebdo posted a caricature of an Islamic State radical group leader on its Twitter page.