Persecuted Turkish Journalist Says Neocons Lie About Turkish Press Persecution

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Yes, I'm not sure I understand the headline I just wrote, either. But in any case, read this hysterically funny accounting of a Turkish journalist who was threatened with jail time for writing critically about the Turkish government but who now claims the Turkish press is perfectly free but that "neocons" are spreading malicious rumors about Turkey's press crackdown. The Guardian, predictably, buys his argument.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/03/persecuted-turkish-journalist-says-neocons-lie-about-turkish-press-persecution/73121/