The Washington Post has published an opinion piece by non other than Turkish strongman Erdogan. The Free Beacon reports:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan published an opinion piece in the Washington Post Friday attacking Saudi Arabia for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey has the odious distinction of jailing more journalists than any other nation, according to most estimates, as Erdogan’s critics have found themselves accused of “terrorism” and thrown in jail. Nevertheless, he was given space in the Post to target Saudi Arabia and tout his own country’s efforts in the “cause of justice” for Khashoggi, who wrote for the Post.
“Turkey has moved heaven and earth to shed light on all aspects of this case,” Erdogan wrote.
He was careful not to denounce Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, and he said Turkey’s relationship with the Saudis are friendly. He did not mention the crown prince but did say he trusted that his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, did not “order the hit on Khashoggi.”
It is highly ironic that the so-called “Guardians of Democracy” are giving a platform to one of the greatest critic of a free press. This is after the Washington Post has been exposed for pushing Chinese propaganda.