Thursday, June 6
That's really one of the biggest differences that I see between Turkey under Erdogan and the Turkey I remember from the 1990s. Back then, there were definitely taboos that were not breached by the mainstream media--issues pertaining to Kurds, Armenians, Ataturk and the military had to be treated in a certain way. Moreover, the 1990s Turkish media, while often brave, was hardly something that we should idealize, for lots of other reasons that I won't go into now.
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