Archive - Watch Jack Almost Get Arrested in Turkey - 2007.
Diyarbakir, Turkey - Things have been very tense during my stay in Diyarbakir, Turkey. 100,000 Turkish soldiers are massing on the border. American made F-16 fighters that the Turks use are on the Tarmac here at this military airbase and their cockpits are open. And there are lots of Attack Helicopters as well. The one thing about the Turks, however, is they like to control the story. And that was never my goal.
Watch the raw footage of my starting to do a report from in front of this base on You Tube. As Jay Tamboli, my producer is filming, he suddenly pulls back from the camera and his eyes get very big. He looks me straight in the face and says very quietly and seriously, "the cops are coming." Not long ago, the Turks arrested four French journalists for covering the conflict. Are we next?
Watch as I hesitate in the middle of the report and then start up again. It is a shame we couldn't allow the camera to continue running. You should have seen me turn into Fred Astaire. All I could think was, "Joey, have you ever been to a Turkish prison?"
Watch it on You Tube