Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Journalist in Turkey gets life sentence for scoop; Airbnb on the West Bank

Take note of a Washington Post editorial Tuesday, February 2, 2016, “A journalist’s scoop is rewarded with life in prison in Turkey”   In a politically moderate Islamic country and normally a US ally, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to show shocking callousness to Chinese-style clamping down on reporting of possible corruption, such as shipping arms to Syria.
How good a country is Turkey anyway?  The editorial came out the same day that I saw the film “Mustang”.

If you want to be an international journalist, you pay your dues.

William Booth reports on the front page about Airbnb offering rooms in settlement homes on the West Bank, indeed “a room with a view”, story.

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