Reuters reports that Turkey is using the charge of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan to intimidate his opponents and silence dissent and that European leaders must take a tougher line with Ankara on free speech, citing Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk.
Source: Turkish Nobel laureate says Erdogan’s insult charges aimed at silencing dissent | Reuters
Reading this story, both Turkish people and Europeans, especially Germans, need to be worried. Modern Germany traditionally has been a country to champion free speech, so what’s happening?
Let me ask an open question:
Is it time for Germans to say ‘enough’ to Angela Merkel?