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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:41 pm

This is really tragic.

It proves that Turkey cannot change from within!

Western forces could apply the same principles to Turkey as they did (albeit erroneously) to Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi.

The evidence for intervention is mounting.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby cypriotnado » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:50 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Police intervened against the rally in Ankara using tear gas and opposition MP Levent Gök was taken to hospital after suffering the effects of tear gas.

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http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... _etti.html



I see that the US ambassador has made comments abt free speech. But I suspect it will fall on deaf ears
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:12 pm

The Turkish Union of Bar Associations has applied to the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors for a judicial and administrative inquiry into the judge (İsmail Yavuz) and prosecutor (İrfan Fidan) responsible for the decision to remand Can Dündar and Erdem Gül in custody. I wouldn’t hold out much hope though, as the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors was brought under the direct control of the executive (now who would that be?) in a 2010 constitutional amendment, in blatant breach of the principle of the separation of powers generally considered to be essential for democracy to function.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... lisme.html
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:07 pm

...it makes sense, from an Islamist's point of view, always at War, what is natural.

A Free Press implies Peace,
an unnatural state, anathema to the rigid dogma of survival for the few, as keepers of this "Faith" where "others" don't count,
and where their plans include the world's subjugation.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:37 am

Actually, all totalitarian regimes stifle press freedom, not just Islamic ones.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:33 pm

...all totalitarian regimes, also consider Peace temporary. Yes.

...in the end, all totalitarian regimes fall, by feeding on themselves.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Zenon33 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:52 pm

"Freedom of speech" in the banana Republic.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby kurupetos » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:15 am

Lordo wrote:who exactly is erdogan sending these weapons to. is it isil or terggman of syria. or are the terggman of syria members of isil.

Change your tune because the end is near...
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:34 pm

People shown gathering to go on a protest march due to start at noon today in support of press freedom and in opposition to the pre-trial detention of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül through Istanbul to end at the Cumhuriyet newspaper office.

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http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turk ... ruyor.html
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:57 pm

There is an online petition in support of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül:

https://www.change.org/p/cand%C3%BCndar ... responsive
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