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Whatever happened to freedom of expression?

Reader comment on item: A New Axis: The Emerging Turkish-Israeli Entente

Submitted by Taha (United States), Oct 26, 2011 at 19:56

A town virtually occupied for celebrating Jerusalem Day? A mayor arrested and pushed out of his job for anti-Israel remarks? A diplomatic row over an ambassador's anti-Zionism?

Isn't a Turkey a democratic state where freedom of expression should be allowed? Why is this applauded by Western analysts? Another case of hypocrisy - democracy and freedom of expression can go to hell when it suits us. I know this article is 12 yrs late but you see today that people can only be put down by force for so long.

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