* Dear reader, the translation from the official sources may not be 100% exact .
The suspension of Human Rights and Freedom of speech for the Opposition in Turkey is commonplace after the failed coup era. It is common ground that what is taking place now in Turkey it has nothing to do with the return to constitutional order and the restoration of the democratic institutions within Turkey.
More than 60 thousand military staff, judges, professors, teachers, public employees and civil servants among others have been arrested or prosecuted in their positions in the view of the supposedly clearing of the country from the coup’s outbreak elements. Turkish President continues his “cleansing” after the failed military coup of Friday night continued in all sectors.
Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death during the attempted coup, has declared a state of emergency, allowing him to sign laws without prior parliamentary approval in a drive to root out supporters of the coup.
Erdogan has accused U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who has many followers in Turkey, of masterminding the abortive coup. The former friend and current Erdogan’s ennemy lives in the United States in exile; Turkey has already asked a request for extradition but US Secretary of State John Kerry asked for hard evidence of involvement of the preacher Fethullah Gülen in the failed coup. Only then Gülen could be
The most popular way they use in order to crack down the opposition from expressing it’s point of view is to stop them while talking with the motto saying “you are FETO supporters.” Even the situation has become very dangerous for the freedom of speech, the people who are known as being against Fethullah Gulen’s society for the last decades, are blamed now by AKP-supporters today as Gulen supporters because they are part of AKP’s opposition. (More about Gulen Society and Erdogan relationship could be found in the part 2).
Even the situaiton has become very dangerous as regards freedom of speech in a more general way. People who are known Fethullah Gulen society opponents for decades, are blamed right now as Gulen supporters. Isn’t that funny? People are starting to lose their freedom of speech right now. Because Tayyip Erdogan who was always seen next to Fethullah Gulen’s companies for more than 20 years, after the 17/25 December corruption files of AKP deputies they became bitter enemies.
Even Tansu Ciller, who is Turkey’s first and only female prime minister to date, has been accused of being a supporter of Gulen’s society during the last days.A pro-AKP newspaper wrote that Tansu Ciller was present at the opening of Bank Asia which is known that it belonged to Fethullah Gulen society back in 1996. She made an announcement yesterday againt these claims. She said that “some media claims and statements about her “do not reflect truth”. However, the same day in 1996 Tayyip Erdogan and Abdullah Gul were at that opening as you can see from that picture here.
See more of what THE POLITICS AND THE IMPACT OF THE COUP ATTEMPT HAVE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE TURKEY, here: