Death threats over Caliph’s boozing, mistresses

It’s not only Tunisia and Egypt that have seen street demonstrations. Reuters has this story — ‘Turks protest TV drama showing boozing sultan’. We’d earlier blogged on how press freedom is increasingly repressed under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It appears that now it is the viewers themselves who are up in arms against the Turkish … Continue reading

Latest: Flotilla towed by political tugboat

BBC pix, Erdogan and wife. This story from the New York Times is definitely worth reading, ‘Sponsor of flotilla tied to elite of Turkey’. NYT reported, “The Turkish charity [IHH] that led the flotilla involved in a deadly Israeli raid has extensive connections with Turkey’s political elite, and the group’s efforts to challenge Israel’s blockade … Continue reading