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Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:28 pm

Sounds like this poor woman was lucky she had a high-powered position, many colleagues as witnesses and the help of the British Embassy to get out of the grasps of an increasingly hostile Turkey:


Natalie McGarry, Independent MP, Reveals 'Terrifying' Experience In Turkish Detention

Writing on Twitter on Saturday, she said: "I was forcibly removed from the street by a man who pushed me repeatedly and would've hit me but for intervention of younger colleagues.

"I was denied access to an interpreter and taken into a shack behind the demarcation line which was filled with guns."

"My absolute admiration to fellow delegates who stayed to support me & were increasingly worried by the shouting & swearing," she continued.

"Thank you also to the British Embassy who acted so swiftly to help secure my release. And everyone locally who was contacted & put pressure.

"Thanks also to the Kurdish population of Sur who came to welcome me out and hugged me when I cried. And they brought me chai and thanks."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02 ... 82&ref=yfp
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby erolz66 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:28 am

With your title I do hope you are not suggesting that Scottish MP Natalie McGarry had large amounts of illegal drugs strapped around her body when detained ?
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:06 am

Is that all you've managed to twist in order to bury the harsh treatment this woman experienced in Turkey?

I'm surprised you didn't accuse me of 'suggesting' this woman is a man because there was a man in the film. :roll:
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby erolz66 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:22 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:I'm surprised you didn't accuse me of 'suggesting' this woman is a man because there was a man in the film. :roll:


Are you suggesting that Scottish MP Natalie McGarry is actually a man in drag ?

Over all my reaction to this story and not out of any particular desire to exonerate Turkey in general or specifically over this incident - my view would be similar wherever it might have occurred - is that it is regrettable but is to a large degree a 'storm in a tea cup' - being pushed and then having to wait 45 minutes for an interpreter, to be released after a couple of hours, is not really that big a deal, to me at least, given the kinds of true horrors that millions of people around the world are suffering every day. I have some sympathy for her and the 'distress' the incident caused her but really I am much more sympathetic to the plight of the Kurdish civilian population of Sur than what she 'endured' - as I am re the suffering of so many others in so many other places.
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:03 am

erolz66 wrote: .... is not really that big a deal....


But it is to civilised people.

Again, you are attempting to exonerate Turkey - that is what you do, what you always do on this forum.
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby erolz66 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:12 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:... you are attempting to exonerate Turkey - that is what you do, what you always do on this forum.


In your head. In the real world it would be trivial to show that I do not always exonerate Turkey, by showing the evidence of posts where I have criticised Turkey.

On could almost suspect that that you just actively make unsupported claims regardless of actual evidence. That this is what you have always done here on this forum
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:08 pm

erolz66 wrote:That this is what you have always done here on this forum


And that, your mantra, ^^^ is why you are a troll!
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby erolz66 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:12 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote: is why you are a troll


One could, I suggest, be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that you just resort to name calling when you do not want to address that actual point another poster is making. That this is what you have always done here on this forum.

I am sure there is a name for this behaviour - attacking the person who makes a point, rather than addressing the actual point they make ?
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:41 pm

I was about to post
Neext..
but here's something more relevant:

Plus que ca change, plus que c'est la meme chose :lol:
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Re: Midnight Express II - the Sequel?

Postby umit07 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:18 pm

Being detained for a few hours, hardly merits the title "Midnight Express the sequel" .
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