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Turkey may be a model for freedoms rescinded, but to call Turkey a model for democracy for liberalism now seems about as out-0f-place as saying that Russia is free, Iraq is a beacon for stability, the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.

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