All the death penalty talk maybe tactical as it is hard to catch up with Turkish leadership’s discursive tactics, but some of these are so primitive that even mentioning them signifies where one heads to…
Well, you can also say, EU is not a target for a long while now..
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
Turkey’s President Erdogan tells a vast rally in Istanbul that he would approve the return of the death penalty if it was backed by parliament and the public.

 

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday (7 August) hinted at the return of death penalty which he said was a matter of “people’s will”.
Turkey’s migration agreement with the European Union “will not be possible” if the EU does not keep its side of the deal on visa waivers, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told France’s Le Monde newspaper
Roughly three million people gathered in Istanbul on Sunday for a rally against the attempted coup, according to Turkish media. Prior to the speech by President Erdoğan, the Kemalist and nationalist opposition parties also addressed the crowd. Only the pro-Kurdish HDP was not invited to the event. Some commentators are delighted at the country’s newfound unity. Others don’t trust the current peace.

Candan Badem: Being an Atheist and Marxist Worked For the First Time

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Candan Badem who states “I’m an atheist, Marxist and socialist, how can you associate me with FETÖ?” has said “The ones who have involved my name with FETÖ probe, may be in intention to cast shadow on probes.”
Thousands of teachers and university deans were purged after the attempted coup, but the ripple effects to American academics are just starting to emerge.

Turkey: From failed coup to media crackdown

A look at the ongoing crackdown facing Turkish media. Plus, Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer talks ‘Spotlight’.
Lawyers for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen say they fear an attack on his life, in the wake of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
In view of Erdoğan’s reaction to the failed coup Austrian chancellor Christian Kern has called for the EU membership talks with Turkey to be broken off. An end to the negotiations would be counterproductive, some commentators warn. Others lament that the EU is not putting serious thought into sanctions against Ankara.

Fethullah Gülen’s lawyers fear attacks on his life amid calls for return to Turkey

Legal team for US-based cleric accused by Turkey’s president of orchestrating coup also says it ‘would bet any money’ intelligence agencies are monitoring him

Turkey’s membership bid to the European Union after the failed coup attempt in the country has stirred debate inside the bloc, with Austria opposing Turkey’s bid, while the executive chief of the bloc has regarded such an act as a “serious foreign policy mistake”

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