Tuesday, July 26, 2016


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Turkey Suspends Human Rights As Erdogan Jockeys To Become Supreme Dictator

by Geoffrey Grider

Turkey said on Thursday it would suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency it declared to pursue the plotters of last week's failed coup.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Students of history will immediately recognize Erdogan's bold power play as being right in line with Adolf Hitler's burning of the Reichstag Building and the passing of the Enabling Act in 1933. Hitler, as we have previously shown you, was a perfect type of the Antichrist. Erdogan is following right in his footsteps, funny how history repeats itself.

Turkish lawmakers declared a three-month state of emergency Thursday, overwhelmingly approving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's request for sweeping new powers to expand a government crackdown after last week's attempt military coup.
Parliament voted 346-115 to approve the national state of emergency, which will give Erdogan the authority to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees that have the force of law without parliamentary approval, among other powers.
"Turkey will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it does not conflict with its international obligations," Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.
Kurtulmus said Turkey would take the step "just like France has done under Article 15 of the convention," which allows signatory states to derogate certain rights during times of war or major public emergency.
Article 15 allows contracting states to derogate from certain rights guaranteed by the Convention in time of "war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation". Permissible derogations under article 15 must meet three substantive conditions:
  1. there must be a public emergency threatening the life of the nation;
  2. any measures taken in response must be "strictly required by the exigencies of the situation", and
  3. the measures taken in response to it, must be in compliance with a state's other obligations under international law

He said that the state of emergency "does not contradict the European Convention on Human Rights."

Article 15 and other international rights treaties allow governments to restrict certain rights, including freedom of movement, expression and association during states of emergency.
However, the article stipulates that measures must be strictly proportionate and not discriminate against people based on ethnicity, religion or social group.
Kurtulmus also said the state of emergency may only last up to 45 days, despite being initially declared for a three-month span.
"We want to end the state of emergency as soon as possible," Kurtulmus said in quotes carried by private NTV television.
Turkey imposed the special measure as it presses ahead with a crackdown on suspects accused of staging last Friday's failed coup, blamed by the government on supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Kurtulmus insisted that no steps would be taken to restrict basic rights and freedoms, telling journalists that "the decision on the state of emergency is aimed at cleansing the state of the gang" of conspirators. source

TURKISH PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan hints that he might execute 13,000 of his own people

BareNakedIslam | July 24, 2016  URL: http://wp.me/p276zM-1p52
by BareNakedIslam
13731442_10210428571256551_5627264684385370086_nTurkish authorities have arrested more than 13,000 people believed to be tied to the coup attempt and have gutted the country’s civil services sector suspending over 60,000 educators, judges and police...while making a hasty exit from the European Court of Human Rights Convention.

Sputnik News  In the wake of the coup, the Erdogan government immediately withdrew from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which bans executions, raising the likelihood of mass executions.


“‘Why should I keep them and feed them in prisons for years to come?’ – that’s what the people say,” said Erdogan. “The people now have the idea, after so many terrorist incidents, that these terrorists should be killed, that’s where they are, they don’t see any other outcome to it.”

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday authorities had imprisoned over 13,000 people on accusations of treason, including 8,831 soldiers and 2,745 judges – 36% of the entire Turkish judiciary.


“The cleansing is continuing, and we remain very determined,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech late Wednesday describing opposition as a “virus” within the Turkish military and state institutions that had spread like “cancer.”

Many worry that the government’s dragnet has extended well beyond those who could have been connected to the botched coup plot or even sympathizers to the cause in light of President Erdogan’s move in June to pass a constitutional amendment revoking legislative immunity for Kurdish opposition lawmakers from the HDP. Erdogan also successfully pushed to expand the country’s “terrorist” laws to extend to virtually any opposition member deemed by decree. 

Erdogan's troops have beheaded some of the prisoners
Erdogan’s troops have beheaded some of the coup prisoners

Erdogan has proven to have a tenuous grasp of the notion of civil liberties and democracy cracking down with wanton fury against opposition journalists and, in fact, criminalizing nearly all forms of opposition to his government. 

Still many wonder whether the increasingly autocratic Turkish government is willing to execute thousands which would all but forever exclude the country from the European Union and NATO limiting Erdogan’s level of influence on the international stage.


Equally troubling are the prison conditions for those accused of treason, an imprisonment of the kind that may be worse than death and that is to persist indefinitely for those convicted. The conditions evidenced in the photo below suggest that whether or not the accused are formally executed their time may be limited.

Arrest warrants issued for 42 journalists

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Move to detain journalists is the latest in a string of arrests since a failed attempt to topple the government.
Of the 13,000 people detained in the post-coup attempt crack down, 6,000 have been placed under arrest [Reuters]
Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, private broadcaster NTV reported.

Well known commentator and former parliamentarian Nazli Ilicak was among those for whom a warrant was issued, NTV said.

Turkish authorities have suspended, detained or placed under investigation more than 60,000 soldiers, police, judges, teachers, civil servants and others in the week since a failed coup attempt.

Of the 13,000 people detained in the purge of people the government says were involved in the attempt, about 6,000 have been arrested, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Saturday.

READ MORE: Coup plotters 'acted early' in fear of arrests

Some 37,500 civil servants and police officers have so far been suspended, including many from the education ministry.

On Saturday, Erdogan issued a decree to close 2,341 institutions - including schools, charities, unions and medical centres.

The decree, which local media noted as being the first taken under the powers of a recently-declared state of emergency, also extended the legal time a person can be detained to 30 days.

The rapid pace of arrests has drawn criticism from many of Turkey's Western allies, who say they see the country going down an increasingly authoritarian road.

Can anyone confirm that Turkey is holding 1,500 American military?  Laura
Laura  J Alcorn

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