Turkey has been in the news recently for its dealings with Europe and how it has been burning its alliances. However, Turkey’s internal affairs have been very interesting since President Erdogan came into power and especially since the failed coup last summer.
This article talks about a reporter who has been in prison because he spoke out against the government after the coup. This is the case for many reporters, they are still in prison for speak against the government. The other man whose story is told in the article is a huge support of the government and Erdogan. He organized a defense against the coup in his town last summer. The interesting thing is that the reporter is in jail for exercising freedom of press in the ‘democracy’ the other man was fighting for. So, did the reporter actually commit a crime or is the other man being lied to as he is told to support a democracy?