Posted by: hevallo | March 15, 2008

Turkey: EU Calls on AKP to Close Deep State. Now, ‘Deep State’ to Close AKP!

Call me a cynic, but I wonder if this story about the EU calling on the Turkish Government to close down the ‘Deep State’ in Turkey, a few days ago, has got anything to do with the moves by the ‘Chief Prosecutor’ to close down the AKP.

Hasip Kaplan, the Şırnak deputy of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP), which is facing closure over charges of “ethnic separatism” by the same prosecutor, said: “In a democracy, freedom of speech and the freedom to organize are fundamental rights. Turkey is turning into a political party cemetery. Turkey should get rid of this problem immediately by making a new constitution. Members of the judiciary do not have the right to use the law as a political instrument. The only thing that should be able to close down a political party is the ballot box.”


In another repressive move, Turkey has also shut down access to YouTube because of some postings against Mustafa Kemal ‘Ataturk’ who died over 70 years ago, because it was ‘insulting’. This is the Turkey, that calls itself ‘democratic’.
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  1. ”Turkey has also shut down access to YouTube because of some postings against Mustafa Kemal” that made me laugh ”Turkey the country with no human rights”…pfft


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