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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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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:21 am

A Turkish court upheld life sentences on Tuesday for prominent journalist Ahmet Altan and five others, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, after they were sentenced in February on charges of aiding plotters of a failed military coup in 2016.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/02/turk ... s-anadolu/


...for the record.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:52 pm

...nothing new here,

At least 27 former Turkish diplomats, including one woman, have been arrested as suspects in an alleged conspiracy amid mounting evidence that many of them were tortured and threatened with rape.
Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... z5q0ORAHf0
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Lordo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:49 pm

i wish somebody can explain what it is that makes gcs so pre-occupied with tergggy. surely you do not care that much about terggish people and what they suffer, the terggish progressive people have been suffering since the 60s after the first coup agains menderes and even during the reign when they were chopping up opposition people and putting them in the food chain.

what's new, and with the full knowledge and support of the yanks. what do you want ffs. find something else to moan about.
you boys hate bbf and here is your president talking anout two state solution. find something real to talk about that will affect you ffs.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:38 am

...i don't know what you define as a "gc", or if i am one, but i care for the oppressed in Turkey because i believe i can as a Cypriot understand this misery. What is "Turkishness", is the Problem, in my mind, because it has torn Cypriots, and now it is tearing Turks, apart.

Is that too hard to understand?

...you "Turk" or something? Seems to me that it bothers you, what is "Turkish" Injustice is not ignored.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Maximus » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:42 pm

Lordo wrote:i wish somebody can explain what it is that makes gcs so pre-occupied with tergggy. surely you do not care that much about terggish people and what they suffer, the terggish progressive people have been suffering since the 60s after the first coup agains menderes and even during the reign when they were chopping up opposition people and putting them in the food chain.

what's new, and with the full knowledge and support of the yanks. what do you want ffs. find something else to moan about.
you boys hate bbf and here is your president talking anout two state solution. find something real to talk about that will affect you ffs.


In a way, I agree with you Bordo,

GC's shouldnt give Turkey any air time, that rogue state should be completely ignored and treated like a ghost. The more you get involved with it, the more problems you draw to yourself.

very much like the occupation regime. it is unrecognized. which means it basically does not exist, and communication should end.

Until such a time that the occupation and ethnic cleansing of Cyprus is reversed and stolen property returned. There should be a complete Turkish withdrawal, troops, settlers and die hard fans. Turkey should also pay compensation and respect the sovereign integrity of Cyprus and her EEZ, As recognized by the rest of the world.

All this should happen without pre-condition. You are either a Turk that should move to Turkey or Cypriot living in a unitary democratic Cyprus.

"Your lot" dont even deserve the time of day until then. you should be treated as ghosts, like you dont exist. :roll:
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Cap » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:06 pm

'Not a banana republic...'
Christ they're the epitome of banana.
Only the Greeks can claim a step above them.
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