Turkey Has ‘world’s freest press’, President Erdoğan Said
“Nowhere in the world is the press freer than it is in Turkey. I’m very sure of myself when I say this,” he said in a televised speech to a conference in Ankara.
“The press is so free in Turkey that one can make insults, slanders, defamation, racism and commit hate crimes that are not tolerated even in democratic countries.”
Erdogan said: “You cannot insult them (his family) like this in any other country. There is no limit to the insults (we receive). You cannot run such headlines in Europe or the US.”
“Europeans accuse us as if such things never happen in their countries. No one raises their voice when journalists are detained in Europe.”