Turkey has been led by a moderate Muslim party for several years and expectations about their ability to maintain democractic values remain up in the air. During the past few years dozens of journalists have been arrested and charged with being involved in plots to overthrow the government. Many have been linked to the Ergenekon plot, or the claim that Turkish military officers were planning to overthrow the government.
Two journalists were freed by a court. Ahmet Sid and Nedim Sener were set free and all charges of being involved in plots were dropped. Prime Minister Recep Erdogan would restore faith in his desires to foster democracy by freeing all imprisoned journalists. Trust the people of Turkey and democracy will flourish. Imprison journalists and your claim to be a Muslim democracy is tainted.