Turkissa vallankaappaus


The Turkish government’s seizure of independent media companies is to be challenged in two international cases on the grounds that the multibillion expropriations breach investment treaties involving Britain and other EU states.

The UK-related claim, worth more than $5bn (£3.8bn), is aimed at overturning what are alleged to be politically motivated confiscations by the regime of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,. Both are being taken to the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington




Consumed by the need for grandeur, despots tend to share their monstrous plans, then execute them. Running to be reelected in a race warped in his favor, Turkey’s President Erdogan campaigned by demonizing minority Kurds to create a common enemy—as tyrants do.

In troubled times, people worship self-assured leaders, and Erdogan sees himself as the anointed vessel of Ottoman resurrection. He allowed Islamic State to murder Kurds and unleashed his army on them. He must and can be stopped.
Vahvensin hieman. Loput artikkelista linkin alla https://www.newsweek.com/turkeys-erdogan-kurds-opinion-1050039


sultaanilla taas liippaa. Jotenkin tuntuu että jossain välissä EU vs Turkki tulee mahdolliseksi, ehkä pakolliseksi.

"You heinously killed 50 of our siblings. You will pay for this," Mr Erdogan told an election rally of thousands in northern Turkey. "If New Zealand doesn't make you, we know how to make you pay one way or another." Making reference to Turkey's defeat over Australian and New Zealand troops in Gallipoli, the Turkish president threatened that anyone who came to Turkey with anti-Muslim sentiments would be sent back in coffins.

Your grandparents … returned in caskets' On Monday, Mr Erdogan spoke at a rally on the Gallipoli peninsular where Ottoman soldiers defeated British-led forces including Australian and New Zealand troops trying to seize the peninsula, a gateway to Istanbul. He spoke of the mosque attacks in New Zealand as part of a wider attack on Turkey and evidence of a global anti-Muslim sentiment.
"They are testing us from 16,500 kilometres away, from New Zealand, with the messages they are giving from there," he said. "This isn't an individual act, this is organised." Mr Erdogan criticised New Zealand and Australia for sending troops to Turkey in the World War I Gallipoli campaign, claiming their motive was anti-Islam-oriented. "Your grandparents came here … and they returned in caskets," he said. "Have no doubt we will send you back like your grandfathers."