There’s an interesting side note to the controversy over the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed run in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten. You may recall that, other than the predictable death and bomb threats, the cartoons produced protests from the ambassadors of eleven Muslim countries (including, um, Bosnia). One of these was the Turkish ambassador.
Now we have<a href="http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Andre+sprog/English/2005/10/27/102725.htm
“The Turkish Foreign Ministry fully supported the Turkish ambassador to Denmark when she, together with 9 other ambassadors, asked the Prime Minister to intervene in a case involving the media.”
What is it exactly that Turkey, an applicant for EU membership, does not understand about freedom of the press?
Hat-tip: Brussels Journal