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    What does Turkey do best? It violates freedom of speech. This time Turkish prosecutors opened an investigation into Mustafa Yenigün, an anchorman for the independent Flash TV channel.

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    Prosecutors charged Mustafa Yenigün with "insulting the Turkish nation, government, parliament, and judiciary." But the journalist was just doing his work. He openly criticized the authorities for harming the environment in a report raising ecological concerns about plans to build a road and a nuclear power plant on Turkey's Black Sea coast.

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