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Erdoğan: I will approve death penalty if parliament votes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a rally of millions of people in Istanbul on Aug. 7 that he would approve the death penalty if parliament voted for it, following last month's failed coup.

Erdoğan started his speech at the "Democracy and Martyrs' Rally” against the July 15 coup attempt by thanking the people who stood against the tanks and planes used by the coup plotters.

He wished his condolences to the 240 people killed by coup soldiers, of whom 172 were civilians, 63 were police officers and five were soldiers. He also wished speedy recovery to the 2,195 wounded.

During Erdoğan’s speech the crowd repeatedly shouted that they wanted death penalty to be reintroduced.
“If the parliament accepts the reintroduction of death penalty, I will accept it,” he told the crowd, adding that the death penalty exists in the U.S., Japan and “many other countries.”

“If the people want death penalty, I think the political parties will also accept it,” he also said, as he noted that  the death penalty existed until 1984 in Turkey.

http://www.hurriyetd...1&NewsCatID=341


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Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan

 

(Title should actually be "Grand Sultan Erdogan flees to Russia to beg Putin for forgiveness and protection after CIA coup almost overthrows him")

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian trade sanctions on Turkey would be phased out "step by step".

 
"The priority is to get back to the pre-crisis level of co-operation," he told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St Petersburg.
 
Their relations soured last November when Turkey shot down a Russian bomber on the Syrian border.
 
It is Mr Erdogan's first foreign visit since an attempted coup last month. He has since launched a far-reaching purge of the armed forces and other state institutions.
 
Speaking in St Petersburg Mr Erdogan thanked Mr Putin, saying a call from the Russian leader after the coup "meant a lot psychologically".
 
He said "the Moscow-Ankara friendship axis will be restored"

 

My, my, what a quick change of tone we have seen from Erdogan. Turkey's time in NATO is likely very limited, EU talks completely out the window. I think this is the start of a major restructuring of alliances. Disgruntled NATO or EU members will begin to shift towards Russia (who may not exactly like these countries, but as long as it damages the US' influence, it's cool), and we could see new alliances being formed. 

http://www.bbc.com/n...europe-37018562



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Grand Sultan Erdogan flees to Russia to beg Putin for forgiveness and protection after CIA coup almost overthrows him

 

Yes, here is it, this delicate moment:

 

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Turkish police raid retail chain's offices in post-coup crackdown

Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:35am EDT

Turkish police searched the offices of a nationwide retail chain and a healthcare and technology company on Tuesday, arresting dozens of people in some of the biggest raids on private businesses since last month's failed coup.

More than 35,000 people have been detained in a massive purge since the July 15 attempted putsch, when a group of rogue soldiers commandeered tanks, warplanes and helicopters in an attempt to overthrow the government.

Around half of those detained have been placed under formal arrest and tens of thousands more have been suspended in the military, police and civil service. The breadth of the probe has worried the West, which fears President Tayyip Erdogan is using it to quash dissent.

http://www.reuters.c...y-idUSKCN10R0GD



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Dropbox, Google Drive, Github blocked in Turkey

 

https://www.reddit.c...cked_in_turkey/

 



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Grand Sultan Erdogan flees to Russia to beg Putin for forgiveness and protection after CIA coup almost overthrows him

 

Yes, here is it, this delicate moment:

 

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Now, how about handing over the Straits to us? ;)



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More than two-thirds of Germans want Angela Merkel gone

 

Appears her attempts to appease Erdogan have backfired spectacularly against her. Since he continues to try to abuse the German court system to silence his German detractors. The two main parties would now fail to win more than half the vote and it looks like the AfD could soon be the country's second largest political party. At this rate I think Merkel's party is going to try to get rid of her before long.

 

http://www.thelocal....-unpopular-poll

You'd think a German chancellor would know better than to appease a fascist dictator.

Question--didn't Erdogan and the E.U. sign an agreement for Turkey to halt the spread of Syrian refugees to Europe?



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Social media shutdown in Turkey

The TurkeyBlocks monitoring network has detected restrictions on access to multiple social media services Facebook, Twitter and YouTube throughout Turkey beginning Friday Nov 04 2016 1:20AM local time, ongoing as of Friday noon.
Restrictions on messaging services WhatsApp, Skype and Instagram have also now been detected, validating widespread user complaints about WhatsApp service failure in Turkey – the first time nationwide restrictions have been detected on the popular messaging apps in recent years.
The incident is believed to be related to the detention of multiple leaders of opposition political party HDP, accompanied by raids of the HDP headquarters in Ankara.


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Turkey Doubles Down on Censorship With Block on VPNs, Tor

In what’s a significant escalation in its censorship efforts, the Turkish government now wants to block the very same tools that tech-savvy citizens use to get around the government-imposed social media blocks.
On Friday, the Turkish information technologies and communications authority, or BTK, ordered internet providers in the country to block Tor and several other censorship-circumvention Virtual Private Networks or VPNs, such as VPN Master, Hotspot Shield, Psiphon, Zenmate, TunnelBear, Zero, Vypr, Express, according to multiple local reports.
Earlier in the day, the government had already blocked Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and restrictions on messaging apps like WhatsApp and Skype were also reported. The independent monitoring organization TurkeyBlocks also reported throttling and other forms of censorship on Friday, linking the disruptions and blocks to the arrests of pro-Kurdish party leaders.
The Turkish government has had a long and controversial history of internet censorship in recent years, blocking Twitter, Facebook and other sites several times. All these blocks disrupted communications and news-spreading in the country, but also taught citizens the value of using circumventing tools to get around the restrictions. It seems that now the government wants to really stop citizens from accessing those sites.


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Donald Trump's national security chief 'took money from Putin and Erdogan', says former NSA employee

A former NSA employee has accused Donald Trump’s selection for National Security Advisor of taking money from both Russia and Turkey and of breaching information security regulations.

http://www.independe...s-a7437041.html



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Just found this thread... I'll post this:
 
Grounds to believe Turkey planning military invasion in Syria - Russian military
 
It was predictable since they shot down our plane to stop Russia from bombing the oil business of mr. Erdogan & since our military started to "pay special attention" on pro-Turkish terrorist groups in Northern Syria. It has became even more predictable since the start of successful SAA offensive campaign which had cut their supply lines:
 
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...so, perhaps mr. Erdogan lost his nerve.

Oh joys, it was true! Turkey invaded Syria last month. 
 
Anywho, here's yet another step towards the inevitable "Eternal President Erdogan":

Erdogan's ruling AK Party submits bill to expand powers of presidency and abolish prime ministry in Turkey

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has submitted to parliament a bill granting extended powers to the presidency and abolishing the prime ministry, among other major changes.
The 21-article constitutional change, if adopted, would take Turkey away from its current parliamentary system, and introduce an executive presidency, a move that worries critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Saturday's proposed constitutional changes are expected to be discussed at the relevant parliamentary commission first, before the bill is brought to a parliamentary hearing and, if passed there, put to a referendum. Government officials have pointed at the spring of 2017 for a possible referendum.
Erdogan became Turkey's first president to be elected by popular vote in 2014, after serving three terms as prime minister.
He said numerous times that the popular vote had transformed his presidency compared to the past presidencies, which were seen as largely ceremonial.

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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey's Erdoğan

 

Saturday 28 January 2017 14.30 GMT

 

Theresa May and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have signed a £100m commitment to build new fighter jets, in a deal Downing Street hopes will see Britain become Turkey’s leading defence partner.

Despite concerns about Erdoğan’s human rights record and the increasingly authoritarian tone of his government, which has locked up thousands of political dissidents and protestors, a Downing Street spokeswoman said the two issues – human rights and trade – were distinct.

 

https://www.theguard...turkeys-erdogan

 



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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey's Erdoğan

 

 

Is this a joke? This has to be a joke, right? 



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Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants - Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch as "Nazi remnants and fascists", as a diplomatic row grows over a cancelled rally.

The Turkish foreign minister was due to speak in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday in support of a referendum to give Mr Erdogan greater powers.

But the rally was banned for security reasons, and the minister's plane was then refused permission to land.

Turkey has now summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires for an explanation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-39242707


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Turkey may hit Netherlands with sanctions as 'Nazi' row escalates

The Turkish cabinet was on Monday expected to consider imposing sanctions on the Netherlands in a deepening row with its NATO ally over a ban on its ministers speaking at political events in Rotterdam, and one minister said punitive measures were likely.
 
President Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking support from Turks in a referendum on boosting his powers, has accused the Dutch government of acting like "Nazi remnants" and said it should face sanctions for barring his ministers from addressing expatriate Turks to drum up votes.
 
The row marks another low point in relations between Turkey and Europe, further dimming Ankara's prospects of joining the bloc. It also comes as Turkey is caught up by security concerns over militant attacks and the war in neighboring Syria.
 
A source close to the government told Reuters that sanctions were expected to be discussed when ministers meet at 7 pm (1600 GMT). Ankara's minister for EU Affairs, Omer Celik, said sanctions were likely.
 
"We will surely have sanctions against the latest actions by the Netherlands. We will answer them with these," Celik said.


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Erdogan sending Turkey into a death spiral

The series of terrorist attacks that have struck Turkey over the last year are sending the country — once viewed as a democratic, secular model for the Middle East — into a death spiral at the very moment when its people are to vote on a new constitution next month. Tourism — which had accounted for more than 10 percent of Turkey’s GDP — is withering, and foreign direct investment is set to slow considerably. These outcomes will reinforce each other, producing a vicious cycle that will be difficult to halt.
 
Turkey’s government-controlled media and large swaths of the population see the nefarious hand of the West in the country’s unraveling. Observers often blame Turkey’s deepening plight on its inability to reconcile traditional Islam and modernizing Western tendencies, as well as on external events, such as the conflict in Syria. But decisions by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have also contributed to Turkey’s vulnerability to terrorism.


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Turkey’s Relations With Europe Sink Amid Quarrel With Netherlands

Turkey’s quarrel with Europe worsened over the weekend after the Turkish president accused the Dutch government of Nazism, and Turkish politicians were barred or disinvited from events in two European countries, amid tensions ahead of a tight referendum on a new Turkish Constitution.
Having criticized German officials for barring their Turkish counterparts from campaign events this month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned his ire on the Netherlands after the Dutch stopped the Turkish foreign minister from landing there for a rally on Saturday, and then escorted the Turkish family minister out of the country early on Sunday, citing risks to public order and security.
It was an unusually strong reaction from the Dutch, who have generally taken an open stance toward diverse points of view, but who are in the midst of an election campaign in which immigration and integration are major topics.


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One good thing came from this though. What Erdogan tried to do was so preposterous, that for once every Dutch politician left or right winged agreed that it was stupid.

 

We're in the middle of elections here. Erdogan tried to send one of his ministers over to start a campaign to have Turks support him from here. The first problem is that it perpetuates the general image that these people are Turks - not Dutch citizens. That's in conflict with running a multicultural society. The second problem is the complete lack of common courtesy in all this. It's like barging into someone's home at the moment there's a family quarrel going on, and tell people there to instead busy themselves with you.

 

If we'd pull a stunt like that with Turkey, not only would I feel rightfully ashamed (get a hint rioters), Erdogan would likely do much worse than simply sending them back.


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Turkey Doubles Down on Censorship With Block on VPNs, Tor

In what’s a significant escalation in its censorship efforts, the Turkish government now wants to block the very same tools that tech-savvy citizens use to get around the government-imposed social media blocks.
On Friday, the Turkish information technologies and communications authority, or BTK, ordered internet providers in the country to block Tor and several other censorship-circumvention Virtual Private Networks or VPNs, such as VPN Master, Hotspot Shield, Psiphon, Zenmate, TunnelBear, Zero, Vypr, Express, according to multiple local reports.
Earlier in the day, the government had already blocked Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and restrictions on messaging apps like WhatsApp and Skype were also reported. The independent monitoring organization TurkeyBlocks also reported throttling and other forms of censorship on Friday, linking the disruptions and blocks to the arrests of pro-Kurdish party leaders.
The Turkish government has had a long and controversial history of internet censorship in recent years, blocking Twitter, Facebook and other sites several times. All these blocks disrupted communications and news-spreading in the country, but also taught citizens the value of using circumventing tools to get around the restrictions. It seems that now the government wants to really stop citizens from accessing those sites.

 

 

 

Turkey in many ways is the guide book to what the republicans want for America.

-Religion in government and every day life!

-Oppression to the opposition or anyone that speaks against them. 17 states are working to make protesting harder in America.

-Less help for the poor.

-Larger military

-Hatred of education and science

 

Yep, America is also going down this path.



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