All the Young Turks
Gazi University professor Atilla Yayla says the early Turkish republic wasn't as progressive as official history books say. And the government seems intent on proving the current republic isn't that progressive, either. Prosecutors charged Yayla with "insulting Turkishness" and asked he be sentenced to five years in prison. A court found him guilty of the charge but gave him a 15-month suspended sentence. Yayla says he will appeal.