It takes a nation to protect the nation
Does anyone know anything about this (from the FT on 10 Oct 2011)?
"But Turkey’s regional role is not all positive. As he becomes more confident, Mr Erdogan is also becoming more willing to court confrontation. (That was mirrored recently by his bodyguards, when they beat up members of the UN security staff in New York.)"
And how about this gem, from the perfect example of a democratic Muslim state?
"However the backlash against the alleged coup plot has become so widespread that it has swept up many people who are probably innocent of any wrongdoing – but who now languish in jail, awaiting trial or in, some cases, charges. It is not just military people who have been arrested. According to the International Press Institute, there are now considerably more journalists in prison in Turkey than in China. In Istanbul recently I watched a rally by journalists who were supporting their imprisoned colleagues. This is not something that would be tolerated in Beijing. But there is no doubt, talking to Turkish journalists, that they are now operating in a climate of fear."
This is the video. dosn,t explain much.
Certainly seems dangerous to be a journalist in turkey. There is a lot of info on the net about it, so wheres media reports on the subject in britian.
Its just more proof of politics running the media. Nothing can be reported that shows any islamic country in a bad light.
There was a piece done on the sultan knish blog about the changing of the millitary leaders, and the arrest of people opposed to edogan. I,ll look for it later, i have a date with a pint i must keep.
Thanks for the video Paul. The final statement smells of cover up.
How much do you bet that the UN guards get reprimanded?
How much do you bet that in future nobody dares challenge any action of Erdogan or his guards?
Thats how the gangster mind works. Cause an incident where somebody gets roughed up or hurt. Scream innocence at the top of your lungs. Get your apology and statement of "we have resolved our 'mis-understanding'". Then know that those around you won't dare try enforce their authority again.
Bingo! You've just usurped their authority.