Turkey˙s Political-Military Crimes and The West˙s Silence

To Erdogan˙s so called “best allied” he tells them how to behave. The furious Erdogan tells the US to choose between Turkey and Syrian Kurds, as this report from rt.com shows (2016). But the imperialist power seems not to bother, it‘s more important to have Nato-Turkey as the important strategic country it is. Both countries have been accused by human rights organizations, academics and political experts of either be the direct or indirect supporter of IS.

And now: Erdogan calls the Dutch government ‘Nazi Remnants’ after two Turkish Ministers was barred from entering the Netherlands this weekand.

This furious comment comes when the Dutch government on Saturday intensified a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and its NATO allies in Europe by refusing to let the Turkish foreign minister fly into the Netherlands to campaign on behalf of a referendum that would augment the power of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

In response, Mr. Erdogan compared the Dutch to “fascists” and said they were “Nazi remnants,” echoing the description he used for the Germans last Sunday, 4th of March, after two Turkish politicians campaigning for Mr. Erdogan scrapped rallies when the German government told them it could not guarantee their safety. It˙s obvious that “sultan Tayyip” have election panic and want to reach out to severel million Turks who lives in Europe. It˙s estimated that around 1.5 million Turks lives in Germany and 400,000 Turks reside in the Netherlands and many have dual nationality. Erdogan wants loyalty and that all of them to vote for his extended power for making a dictatorship.

Many European governments actively oppose the efforts by Mr. Erdogan to expand his power and say he has shown dictatorial tendencies by imprisoning thousands of people after a coup attempt last year. The list includes journalists, human rights workers, political opponents and many Kurds — people seen as a threat to his power.

I quote former Prime Minister of France Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who said in 2016: “No place for Turkey in EU, refugee deal doesn’t change anything” (rt.com). So, in the aftermath of the coup attempt and Erdogan‘s crackdown on all opposition, and now his “scuffle” with Germany, Netherland, Austria and Switzerland, the way to a “cosy” relationship not to say membership in the EU might be farther away than ever. “Sorry”, Caliph Erdogan!

See the story and links bellow for another Turkey Erdogan runs, than the turists see, with the atrocities he and his government are doing to the Kurds and Turks in opposition. And one last note: Some of Mr. Erdogan’s opponents have noted that while the Turkish president is vigorously defending his right to free speech in Europe, he is eroding that right for Turks at home. Big deal, Mr. Sultan!

Ivar Jørdre

Turkey: UN report details allegations of serious rights violations in country’s southeast

Residents of Silvan, a city in Diyarbakir Province, southeastern Turkey, walk past their bullet-riddled homes. Photo: IRIN/Jodi Hilton

10 March 2017 – The UN human rights office today published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human rights violations committed between July 2015 and December 2016 in southeast Turkey.

“I am particularly concerned by reports that no credible investigation has been conducted into hundreds of alleged unlawful killings, including women and children over a period of 13 months between late July 2015 and the end of August of 2016,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a news release published by his Office (OHCHR).

“It appears that not a single suspect was apprehended and not a single individual was prosecuted,” he added.

During that period, Government security operations affected more than 30 towns and neighbourhoods and displaced between 335,000 and half a million people, mostly of Kurdish origin.

Mr. Zeid acknowledged the complex challenges Turkey has faced in addressing the attempted coup of July 2016 and in responding to a series of terror attacks. However, he said the apparent significant deterioration of the human rights situation in the country is cause for alarm and would only serve to deepen tensions and foster instability.

The news release said that measures taken under the state of emergency following the attempted coup of July 2016, including the dismissal of more than 100,000 people from public or private sector jobs during the reporting period, have also deeply affected the human rights situation in the southeast.

Some 10,000 teachers were reportedly dismissed on suspicion of having links with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which the Government considers a terrorist organization, without due process.

The use of counter-terrorism legislation to remove democratically elected officials of Kurdish origin, the severe harassment of independent journalists, the closure of independent and Kurdish language media and citizen’s associations and the mass suspension of judges and prosecutors have also severely weakened checks and balances and human rights protections.

“The Government of Turkey has failed to grant us access, but has contested the veracity of the very serious allegations made in this report. But the gravity of the allegations, the scale of the destruction and the displacement of more than 355,000 people mean that an independent investigation is both urgent and essential,” Mr. Zeid said.


News Tracker: past stories on this issue

In Turkey, UN chief Guterres discusses Syria, Iraq, Cyprus with President

See also:

Turkey-PKK conflict: UN report tells of ‘2,000 dead’ since truce collapse

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