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Tensions in Turkey

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6:30pm - 7:00 pm, May 10, 2012

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Strategically placed between Europe and Asia, with access to the Black sea, Turkey’s geographic location makes it a globally prominent country. The current government is accused of trying to establish an Islamic state in the historically secular country. Over the past decade, Turkey has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy in an attempt to become a part of the European Union. However, human rights violations against women, Kurdish culture, language, education and the media are still rampant. According to a report released by The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), 95 journalists are in Turkish prisons today, an increase of 38 from a year ago.

Join our host, David Reed, as we discuss the free press and human rights issues in Turkey and it’s attempt to join the EU.

Listen to the Global Journalist program this Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 on KBIA 91.3 FM.

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