Thursday, March 8

Freedom of speech and turkey

Obviously the words 'freedom of speech' and the state of Turkey have nothing to do with each other despite the title 'Turkish democracy', but after all there were a lot of dictatorships in history that liked to add the word democracy on their title.

What’s the latest from the Turkish ‘democracy’?

A Kurdish politician in Turkey has been sentenced to six months in prison for referring to jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan as "Mr Ocalan".

A court in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir said the use of "Mr" by Ahmet Turk implied respect for Ocalan.

And this country wants to join EU?