Saturday, 12 April 2008

Fighting for free speech in Turkey

Fighting for free speech in Turkey (BBC News, Saturday, 12 April 2008)

In 2006 alone, 1,700 people were tried under article 301 of the Turkish penal code ("insulting Turkishness").

Anyone who believes that proponents of all the Britishness nonsense have the interests of a free and humane society at heart is sorely mistaken:

Pupils 'to take allegiance oath' (BBC News, Tuesday, 11 March 2008)

Recommended reading:

Did you say 'Britishness?' (Turkish Daily News, Friday, March 14, 2008)

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