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posted by NCommander on Monday June 02 2014, @02:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the probably-on-youtube-by-now dept.

During an on-air CNN report about how Turkey was stifling dissent on the one-year anniversary of the Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, Turkey proved its point by detaining reporter Ivan Watson in the middle of a broadcast.

Turkey has been making headlines for the Prime Minister's heavy-handed response to social media being used for protest organizing and to expose his own corruption.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by jasassin on Monday June 02 2014, @04:04AM

    by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Monday June 02 2014, @04:04AM (#50071) Homepage Journal

    Turkey Detains CNN Reporter On Air

    I knew Obama shouldn't have pardoned that shifty eyed bastard!

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    • (Score: 5, Funny) by starcraftsicko on Monday June 02 2014, @04:31AM

      by starcraftsicko (2821) on Monday June 02 2014, @04:31AM (#50076) Journal

      That's CNN for you. Detaining a FOX reporter would have required a whole flock.

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    • (Score: 2) by evilviper on Monday June 02 2014, @10:30AM

      by evilviper (1760) on Monday June 02 2014, @10:30AM (#50150) Homepage Journal

      That's a big turkey. -Ernie Hudson

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @05:09AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @05:09AM (#50084)
    Detained on air? Like an air hockey table, but more like a prison?
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @05:11AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @05:11AM (#50086)

      Like in the middle of a broadcast, as stated in the summary.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @05:45AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @05:45AM (#50094)
        Technically uninventive.
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by aristarchus on Monday June 02 2014, @06:57AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Monday June 02 2014, @06:57AM (#50111) Journal

    For those of you who do not know recent history, which seems to include most Americans educated after 1982, Turkey has been the most liberal nation in the Middle East in the modern era. It's military has repeatedly intervened to prevent Islamic radicals from taking over. And they let the US base nuclear missiles on their soil, which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. So cut them some slack for trying to suppress free speech. Probably a test run for the USA.

    • (Score: 3) by Kilo110 on Monday June 02 2014, @08:58AM

      by Kilo110 (2853) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 02 2014, @08:58AM (#50133)

      Nah. Why bother forcibly taking peoples rights when you can get them to willingly surrender them to you.

      Just supply the children with a steady stream of brain-killing tv. The gullible with scaremongering polarized FUD disguised as "fair and balanced" news. And demoralize the rest with gridlocked congress that wouldn't piss on their constituents if they were on fire.

    • (Score: 2) by Angry Jesus on Tuesday June 03 2014, @06:29PM

      by Angry Jesus (182) on Tuesday June 03 2014, @06:29PM (#50726)

      The military has been neutered, the people doing the suppressing now are the religious radicals.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @09:50AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02 2014, @09:50AM (#50144)

    Who cares about liberty? Not bruxelles.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Monday June 02 2014, @02:45PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday June 02 2014, @02:45PM (#50234) Journal

    where my wife and I have vacationed several times and spent our honeymoon? The country with the kindest people on earth? A country where an entire 8-lane highway along the Sea of Marmara shut down without a single honked horn so my taxi driver could shoo a seagull with an injured wing to safety on the side of the road? I've been lots and lots of places around the world, and Turkey is superlative. Great food, great culture, great entertainment, great beaches, history of all kinds out the yin-yang, and on and on. It is very hard to imagine how this sort of thing could be happening in such a tremendous place.

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