Turkey: A country of moral hypocrisy.

Global Views on Morality   Pew Research Center s Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research has just presented a Report on Global Views on Morality. Turks are at the top among 40 countries in many categories which is summarized above. Despite this “concern on morals”, Turkey is a country where at least 301 miners – we may never know the exact number- were killed recently in one of many work accidents , child brides is an ongoing issue, violence against women normalized, antisemitism is rampant, its prime minister insulting nearly every section of society, foreign reporters threatened and chased from the country, nearly all public signs of opposition met with police violence……… In sum, frack your morals…

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Comparing masks used by Turkish and American miners…

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Foreign reporters not welcome: It’s getting harder to be on assignment in #Turkey http://u.afp.com/soma  pic.twitter.com/ax8rfUSj1m #AFP

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