As Turkey continues to resist taking action against ISIS in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, Turkey's Kurds are growing angrier. Now that anger may help end the ceasefire between Kurds and Turks that had held for over a year.
Turkey, the world's most prosperous, democratic and stable Muslim country, is held up by the West as a model for the new "Arab Spring" democracies. But at the same time, the climate for freedom of expression in Turkey is very dark and getting worse.
Matthew Brunwasser reports from Istanbul about Turkey's spotty record on press freedom. Turkey claims to be a model of a Middle Eastern democracy, but is it really? Politicians of all stripes are accused of stifling free speech.
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