Revered Turkish pianist Fazil Say has been handed a suspended prison sentence for insulting Islam.

The musician was indicted by an Istanbul court last year (12) over a slew of posts on which allegedly mocked conservative Muslims.

He was found guilty of "insulting religious values of a part of the population" and was slapped with a 10-month suspended jail sentence on Monday (15Apr13).

Say, 43, was not in court for sentencing.