Welcome
Login:   Pass:     Register - Forgot Password - Resend Activation

Turkish Class Forums / Turkish Politics

Turkish Politics

Add reply to this discussion
Turkish prosecutors open probe into Israeli officials over Gaza operation
1.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 06 Feb 2009 Fri 11:48 am

The chief state prosecutors office in Ankara opened an investigation into Israeli officials, including the president, prime minister and foreign minister, on the claims of "committing genocide and crimes against humanity" in Gaza,..

 

The investigation was opened under the Article 13 of the Turkish Penal Code. According to the article, Turkish courts can trial those who are charged with committing genocide and torture, even if the crime was perpetrated in another country.

 

The decision came after a religious non-governmental organization (NGO) filed a criminal complaint against Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, the army chief and the head of the military intelligence. 

 

...(MAZLUMDER) asked that the named Israeli officials be detained upon entering Turkey in the complaint...

 

..... 

This will be the first investigation of its kind opened in Turkey into crimes genocide, crimes against humanity and torture committed anywhere in the world.

...

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/10942362.asp?gid=244

 

Wow!!

2.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 06 Feb 2009 Fri 02:38 pm

Glad to see we are still talking about Gaza........ {#lang_emotions_satisfied_nod}

3.       cynicmystic
567 posts
 06 Feb 2009 Fri 09:45 pm

Nothing wrong with that. Any country that has signed the Geneva Convention and is part of the UN should be doing the exact same thing actually. It is more of a matter of having the balls to do so. Every leader in the world knows very well how they are supposed to react to Israel´s aggression. Only a few have the balls to step on toes though.

 

I think it is very appropriate and am certainly glad that this is happening. Maybe other countries will follow the lead.

 

If there is a War on Terrorism, the standards shold apply equally to all those that terrorize. There is something that is called state-sponsored-terrorism, and Isreal´s actiona certainly fit into the description.

 

Additionally, similar charges would be appropriate for Dick Chenney, Rumsfeld, Blair, and of course Bush Junior for what they have done in Iraq.

4.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 06 Feb 2009 Fri 10:35 pm

 

Quoting cynicmystic

Nothing wrong with that. Any country that has signed the Geneva Convention and is part of the UN should be doing the exact same thing actually. It is more of a matter of having the balls to do so. Every leader in the world knows very well how they are supposed to react to Israel´s aggression. Only a few have the balls to step on toes though.

 

I think it is very appropriate and am certainly glad that this is happening. Maybe other countries will follow the lead.

 

If there is a War on Terrorism, the standards shold apply equally to all those that terrorize. There is something that is called state-sponsored-terrorism, and Isreal´s actiona certainly fit into the description.

 

Additionally, similar charges would be appropriate for Dick Chenney, Rumsfeld, Blair, and of course Bush Junior for what they have done in Iraq.

 

I completely agree with you. All those people you are mentioning should be taken to the court.

The action taken by the chief state prosecuter of Turkey should be an example for every country..

In fact the action of ´being able to take the perpetrators into account for the crimes against humanity which had been committed any where in the world!´ should be an accaptable form.

 

Although I believe the cheif prosecuter taking this action on the bases of Turkish Penal Code and smells like a bit of a show case. I wish they could do it whithin the body of War Crimes Tribunal..

 

But however, if we are going to accept this action as an acceptable norm, then we should not be cross and angry when other countries ask us ´what is going on with the kurds? what did you do for those thousands of missing kurds? ...´  

 

if we are accepting this case happily (or the Erdogan-rightly!!- accusing Perez and Israeli  state in Davos), then we should accept that some country´s PM will accuse our state and our president as well..

If we do not, we will display ourselves as "double faced" I am afraid..

 

5.       libralady
5152 posts
 06 Feb 2009 Fri 11:12 pm

 

Quoting cynicmystic

Nothing wrong with that. Any country that has signed the Geneva Convention and is part of the UN should be doing the exact same thing actually. It is more of a matter of having the balls to do so. Every leader in the world knows very well how they are supposed to react to Israel´s aggression. Only a few have the balls to step on toes though.

 

I think it is very appropriate and am certainly glad that this is happening. Maybe other countries will follow the lead.

 

If there is a War on Terrorism, the standards shold apply equally to all those that terrorize. There is something that is called state-sponsored-terrorism, and Isreal´s actiona certainly fit into the description.

 

Additionally, similar charges would be appropriate for Dick Chenney, Rumsfeld, Blair, and of course Bush Junior for what they have done in Iraq.

 

 I agree with you and it is a tad embarassing when your government appears to do nothing or nothing much {#lang_emotions_unsure}

 

I think the interesting thing here will be to see if this is going to set a precedent.  I notice in the article that Spain have also taken similar action.

Add reply to this discussion




Turkish Dictionary
Turkish Chat
Open mini chat
New in Forums
TLC servers hacked, all user emails & pass...
admin: We removed the user password data from the servers until the issue is ...
E-T: It´s one of the things on my bu...
gokuyum: No. It doesnt make sense. You can say ... yapmak istediğim bi...
T-E
og2009: DÜNYA TOPLUMU VE FELSEFE ... okul ... felsefe ... ....
Holidays in Turkey
: ...
24 HOUR FLASH SALE for learning Turkish e-...
qdemir: ...
Grammar Textbook
qdemir: ...
E-T: I see you have done this before?
harp00n: Bunu ... daha önce de ... Bu konuda iyi olduğun ç...
T-E
og2009: ...
T-E
og2009: ...
coronavirus
og2009: ...
OUR FRIENDS
og2009: ...
Coronavirus
harp00n: ...
Random Pictures of Turkey
Add thumbnails like this to your site
Most liked