Sunday, March 19, 2017
Hardly any country outside the communist or Islamist regimes’ sphere imposes harsher or unjust freedom of expression laws as Erdogan’s Turkey does. Similar to its Iranian regime counterparts, the Erdogan regime managed to sway a sizeable segment of the population in its favour by convincing them that their great nation is under peril unless he purges all dissidents that seek to destroy their homeland from within.
Has anyone out there been to Istanbul? Should I go there this summer, if I have to go by myself? Any university I might visit there? Reason is, I'm going to be in London in June and then probably visit my son in Ukraine, or maybe Poland. I don't get out much, so this would be my chance to travel around a bit. I actually hate to travel alone (I miss LWJ and the bad slimy waters of Jamul) but I really must go to this conference and visit my son, and once I'm out, I feel I should travel around a bit.