Erdo is democratic like Chavez and Putin are - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan
    • 01.06.13 | 19:19 (IDT)

    On the surface the country appears to be democratic. It has democratic elections Parliament free Press etc. Erdo used democracy to consolidate his power and restrict freedom. He changed the rules so it's very hard for other parties to get elected. Hey controls the media army the justice system the entire bureaucracy. He placed his own people everywhere he controls turkey He controls the media he closed independent newspapers and TV he jailed anybody who criticized him he censors the Internet He jailed journalist on tram up charges

    from the article: In the eyes of the youth in Istanbul, Erdogan is Turkey's Mubarak
    First published 17:50 01.06.13 | Last updated 17:50 01.06.13
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