Turkey’s Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek today tweeted the message above. Not that American media is in its best situation but Mr. Şimşek has the arrogance to question press freedom in US while his own country’s press freedom can even be compared to US’. Most of the time, authoritarian conservative critics rely on leftist critics or intellectual debates that occur in democratic public spheres. In this context, I should remind that Edward Said’s Orientalism is continously exploited to justify growing tyranny in domestic politics by AKP apologists.
In the mean time, Mr. Şimşek’s prime minister is using all state resources for his personal presidential campaign: