Friday, December 30, 2005

Critical Debate in Turkey

It's encouraging to note that the debate is intensifying in Turkey itself over Article 301 in its penal code and the use that reactionary elements in Turkish society are now making of it.

To change the law is unlikely to be an easy process, but it is obvious that provisions like these have no place in a modern European democracy.

Once upon a time I guess the paragraphs was written in the belief that it would protect and strengthen Turkey.

But that was in old times. In our times, it should be obvious to each and everyone that it is exposing, weakening and damaging the country.

And that is not good either for Turkey or for Europe.

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Turkish press attacks insult law