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January 30, 2017

Not Comics: RSF Report On State Of Journalism In Turkey

The cartoonist Musa Kart continues to build a heartbreaking prison stay in Turkey. He was swept up along with a significant number of prose journalists and editors for perceived support of the forces behind a failed coup. The article fostered by RSF points out the absurdities of what's being argued this crushing of the press represents, including the jailing of people for supporting political forces that also, earlier, jailed them. Absurdity is amusing until lives start being destroyed, at which point the fascistic elements star to become more obvious. I think that line has been more than crossed here.
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