Dani’s article in the Financial Times:
“Turkey is a rare Middle Eastern success: a predominantly Muslim country with a modern, secular state. Yet just as the world looks to it as a possible model for Arab societies in turmoil, Turkey’s democratic promise is being squandered under the weight of the country’s history and the political machinations of its present leaders.
Signs of repression are increasingly abundant. On Thursday police launched a wave of raids, detaining 10 journalists and authors – including an award-winning reporter who had investigated official negligence in the 2007 assassination of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Last month three journalists from a website critical of the government, OdaTV, which specialises in exposing prosecutorial and police misdeeds, were also jailed.”