Commentary Magazine


Turkey Falls Below Russia in Press Freedom

According to Reporters Without Frontiers, Turkey has now fallen below even Russia in press freedom, ranking 148 out of 178 countries surveyed.

Turkey may be a model for freedoms rescinded, but to call Turkey a model for democracy for liberalism now seems about as out-0f-place as saying that Russia is free, Iraq is a beacon for stability, the Palestinian Authority is a model of tolerance, or Somalia is a great spot for a vacation.