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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:22 am

...big news day for Turkey:

http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2015 ... y-markets/
...interesting reading on the word, "hub".

http://www.voanews.com/content/kurds-as ... 50701.html
...linking Eastern Mediterranean politics, our neighbours like Syria, in turmoil.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/20/world ... .html?_r=0
...a romantically charged piece which well defines the difference between Turks, and "Turks", the threat that "Turks" (like "Greeks") pose to all of us.

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/72161
...worth reading and bearing in mind, if war comes, it may be from such a tribute, if it came to this appeasement.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origina ... f-93108473
...other news about neighbours, like Turkey.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:47 am

This refusal to abide by the ruling concerning the journalists Alpay and Altan also sets an important precedent for Turkish cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights, Ok explained, adding that this could mean tens of thousands of new applications from Turkey this year. According to the ECHR’s rules, citizens from Turkey who want to submit their case in Strasbourg have to exhaust all domestic legal remedies first, including the Constitutional Court. However, with institutions now either politicized, sidelined, or simply ignored by the Turkish government, there are no guarantees that justice will be served. “If Turkey defies rulings by the European Court of Human Rights, the repercussions might be severe,” Veysel Ok said. “It could mean a final rupture with Europe and Western judicial standards. For human-rights defenders in Turkey, that would be a catastrophe.”


Veysel Ok, who filed the application to the Constitutional Court on behalf of Sahin Alpay, said that the verdict should have been a turning point for court cases against journalists. “This was the first such ruling after the coup attempt,” Ok said. “The judges did not only say that the pretrial detentions were unjustified, but also that there was not enough evidence for a crime to have been committed. This means that not only these two cases, but many more based on the same accusations should end in acquittal, according to the Constitutional Court.”


It is not the first time that the Turkish government has faced off with the highest court in the country. In 2016, the Constitutional Court ordered the release of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül from three months of pretrial detention, citing rights violations. Both men had been charged with revealing state secrets for reporting on arms deliveries from Turkey to Syrian rebels. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan then argued that the court had overstepped its bounds and had acted “like a court of appeals.”

“The Constitutional Court may have decided on the matter and I can only remain silent on this decision. But I can’t accept it. And I neither obey the decision, nor do I respect it,” Erdogan said.


https://www.thenation.com/article/turke ... le-of-law/



...it has come to this.

cheers guys.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Zenon33 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:48 pm

You're right.
Turkey is not a Banana Republic, Turkey is a Third World Banana Republic.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:57 am

...sentenced to life in jail, (yesterday) despite what is the supreme court's Order; the criminal court's ruling that "it was not communicated correctly".

https://europeanjournalists.org/blog/20 ... p-attempt/
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