Human Rights

Turkish court upholds free speech … for Erdogan

Justice Palace Istanbul


The botched coup attempt that rattled Turkey on July 15, 2016, marked a double setback for the country’s democracy. As the academic Vahap Coskun succinctly described it, the failed putsch “was an insurrection against the democratic order by a group that had infiltrated the state. 

Turkey's 'Lifestyle Massacre'

 'Lifestyle Massacre'


by Burak Bekdil
The Gatestone Institute

Last year was no doubt an annus horribilis for Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that 1,178 people were killed between July 2015 and December 2016 in Turkey's fight with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Bomb attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed another 330 lives. 

Building Totalitarianism in Europe

Victoria Nuland Anastasiades

The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland
by Dimitri Konstantakopoulos VOLTAIRE NETWORK | ATHENS 

Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should have become Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, is maneuvering. This plan is supposed to tie Turkey to NATO and prevent its rapprochement with Russia.

Weaponized Horror and the Constraints of Conscience


by David P. Goldman, Asia Times
Originally published under the title "To Be Kind Is To Be Cruel, To Be Cruel Is To Be Kind."

Alan Kurdi, 3, drowned last year in a failed attempt to sail from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos.
Just after the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, I warned that radical Islam would horrify the West into submission. In Europe, it has taken a giant step towards success. Europe's horror at the prospect of human suffering has made it supine. Sadly, the more the Europeans indulge in their humanitarian impulses, the more Muslims will suffer. To be kind is to be cruel.

Turks Rally Against Erdogan Rule

 Turks Rally Against Erdogan Rule
 
By: Tulin Daloglu for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse Posted on June 1.

Just like that iconic picture in 1989 known as the “Tank Man of Tiananmen,” Reuters' top photo on Tuesday [May 28] showing a young woman wearing a short-sleeve burgundy dress, carrying a white tote bag over her shoulder while a police officer wearing a gas mask spraying pepper into her face will be equally remembered as a historic picture down the road.

Germany and Genocide - Again

 Germany and Genocide - Again

by Kenneth R. Timmerman
March 25, 2013 at 4:00 am
 

The overwhelming majority of technical expertise, know-how, and design information of the Iraqi dictator's chemical weapons plants came from German companies.

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