Thursday, November 29, 2012

Erdogan Arrives on the HP

We've already discussed how the Huffington Post will take just about any blogger, from college students to Hamas politicians, just as long as they don't like Israel. This time around they have got none other than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although he isn't talking about Israel but is instead trying to get Turkey into the European Union....again.

He only ever speaks about economic reasons why Turkey should be included, which is just as well. What he doesn't mention, and no one will speak about on the Huffington Post, is the many human rights reasons why Turkey should not be anywhere near the European Union:

-Atrocities against Armenians, Greeks and Kurds.
-The occupation of Northern Cyprus.
-The oppression of Kurds living in Turkey.
-Increasing limits of freedom in Turkey, such as making it illegal to criticize the "Turkishness" of the country (sound familiar)?

Anyway, the Huffington Post is totally fine with all that, so why not give Erdogan a platform? Maybe next time he'll spout of about Israel and the circle will be complete.

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