As International Association of Judges expresses concern for Turkey’s judiciary, Turkish intelligence “at work” all over the world…

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2017 at 17:54

The International Association of Judges (IAJ) has published an appeal regarding the situation of the judiciary in Turkey, citing a recent report by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission that noted Turkey’s proposed constitutional changes were a big setback for democracy.

Germany accuses Turkey of ‘intolerable’ spying on Gülen supporters

Lower Saxony interior minister says followers of preacher blamed for failed coup by Erdoğan, were notified to protect them from any ‘retaliation’ in Turkey

A German state minister has accused Turkey of unacceptable and intolerable spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blames for a failed coup attempt last year.

Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has sent files regarding the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen living in Germany to German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) after gathering information on them by spying, according to German media reports
Wall Street Journal – James V. Grimaldi – Mar 24, 11:35 AM

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, while serving as an adviser to the Trump campaign, met with top Turkish government ministers and discussed removing a Muslim cleric from the U.S. and taking him to Turkey, according to former Central Intelligence

Turkish EU minister slams Hahn of acting like ‘colonial governor’

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn should stop acting like a “colonial governor” and instead mind his own business by enhancing the enlargement processes of candidate countries, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said in response to Hahn’s remarks
Switzerland’s foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on March 23 that his country would “rigorously investigate” any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before the April 16 referendum

The new apathy: emotional break-off from Turkey

Young people are experiencing a numbness and profound disconnect from Turkey. Strict policies of repression and totalitarian changes in the country’s constitution threaten to undo Turkish society altogether.

Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree, outside the Cebeci campus of Ankara University. 10 February 2017. Depo Photos/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved.While Turkey’s recent political and social events have received a lot of media attention and are particularly disturbing, it is important to remember that many of Turkey’s citizens have spent their whole lives under the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and are in fear of its discriminatory attitudes towards passive and active opposition.

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

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