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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri May 06, 2016 7:08 pm

...i do hope there is a follow-up on this, i would like to know who the assailant is, and the motive.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Lordo » Fri May 06, 2016 8:45 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...i do hope there is a follow-up on this, i would like to know who the assailant is, and the motive.

he looks clean cut had to be a one of erdokunts men.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat May 07, 2016 1:15 am

Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10 months. Erdem Gul, its Ankara bureau chief, was given five years.

They were acquitted of some of the charges, including of trying to topple the government.

The court separated out charges of links to terrorist organisations to await a verdict in a separate trial and the pair will not immediately go to prison.

Earliers, an assailant attempted to shoot Dundar whom he called “traitor” before firing at least two shots in quick succession.

Dundar was unharmed but a reporter covering his trial appeared to have been wounded.

A Reuters witness said the assailant was detained by police. Before the shooting, he had approached a crew of reporters in front of the courthouse, saying he had been waiting there since early morning and hoped Dundar would be found guilty. His motives and background were not immediately clear.

http://in-cyprus.com/attempted-shooting ... ef-editor/


...for the record.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat May 07, 2016 8:39 am

To elaborate on the above:

The first instance court yesterday sentenced Dündar to 5 years and 10 months’ imprisonment and Gül to 5 years’ imprisonment for the offence of “disclosing information that requires to be kept confidential in view of state security or domestic and foreign political interests”.

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

(In Turkey, cases are rarely finally settled by the first-instance courts.)
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat May 07, 2016 11:50 am

The assailant Murat Şahin said in his first statement, “I did it for love of the country and nation. I did it because I think he betrayed the country. I have right-wing views. Soldiers are dying every day in the east and he is committing treason here.”

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

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat May 07, 2016 2:38 pm

The sentence is an absolute disgrace, as is the attempted murder. The former suggests that Turkey really does have a long way to go before it becomes a European Nation.

What can be seen on the street is not much of a secret., and these two journalists are the victims of Erdo's megalomania.
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed May 18, 2016 6:35 pm

Erdogan is not a goat fucker; German Court rules.

GERMANY — COURT RULES ON COMEDIAN: A Hamburg court yesterday banned Jan Böhmermann from repeating parts of an obscene poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The court said the comedian’s poem was satire, but the reference to Erdoğan being a “goat-f—er” was unacceptable. The parts of the poem referring to Erdoğan’s treatment of freedom of speech were allowed, the court said. http://bbc.in/1XxZzeH (politico)
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed May 18, 2016 11:13 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:Erdogan is not a goat fucker; German Court rules.

GERMANY — COURT RULES ON COMEDIAN: A Hamburg court yesterday banned Jan Böhmermann from repeating parts of an obscene poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The court said the comedian’s poem was satire, but the reference to Erdoğan being a “goat-f—er” was unacceptable. The parts of the poem referring to Erdoğan’s treatment of freedom of speech were allowed, the court said. http://bbc.in/1XxZzeH (politico)


Lucky goats....how demeaning for them if it had been true...
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Re: Two more journalists detained in Turkey

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed May 18, 2016 11:21 pm

Further human rights abuses and curbing of freedom ....

Arzu Yıldız’s sentence of 20 months in jail after publishing footage involving Turkish intelligence agency heightens fears for press freedom
Wednesday 18 May 2016
A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to 20 months in jail and stripped of legal rights over her children for breaching the confidentiality of a court case, her lawyer has said, raising further concern about deteriorating press freedoms.

Arzu Yıldız was sued by the state after publishing footage in May 2015 from a court hearing at which four prosecutors were on trial for ordering a search of trucks belonging to Turkey’s MIT intelligence agency as they travelled to Syria in 2014.

The incident was highly sensitive for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the government. Erdoğan said the search of the trucks and some of the media coverage of it was part of a plot by his political enemies to undermine him and embarrass Turkey.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/m ... r-children
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