It has been three months and they could not even prepare a room to start a proper trial. Like the indictment itself, the court process starts in mess…
Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul (C) heads a National Security Council meeting in Ankara October 21, 2008. REUTERS/Mustafa Oztartan/President’s Press Office-Handout
Some 86 ultranationalists including politicians, newspaper editors and lawyers are accused of planning a violent destabilisation of the Turkish government
Turk:- Am I out?
Bocu 1:- You are.
Bocu 2:- If the Court Case holds. Hodja:-for evER funny
Mr. E.K.Telli:-retired GENerals on trial
Turk:- what about the EKONomy
Bocu 1:- They seem to agree.
Bocu 2:- Don’t read between the lines.
While the government and the Foreign Ministry celebrate Turkey being elected as non-permanent seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council – a development which definitely is a diplomatic success – most Turks and Turkey observers are concentrated more on the start of a trial today of 86 people at a prison hall turned into a big courtroom at the Silivri prison outside Istanbul, on the Marmara Sea coast.The 46 defendants have been systematically vilified in the pro-government media. Though the trial is starting only today and the defendants has not yet answered in court more than two dozen charges against them ranging from membership in a terrorist organization and instigating an
In this country, we are going through too many things, too quickly and all at the same time. Sometimes it is difficult to find an opportunity to touch on an issue, let alone perform an exhaustive analysis of it.
The first trial of the Ergenekon gang started in İstanbul yesterday. Eighty-six individuals suspected of involvement with Ergenekon, a crime network with links to the state and the military, are on trial and accused of a number of political murders and attacks designed to trigger an eventual coup d’état.
Take the sentence "Some are trying to profit from the blood of our martyred soldiers," take it and hold it with respect, with care, without breaking it, without spilling it, without damaging it.
Let no one try to claim that it is "supporters of the Ergenekon case" who are leaking the documents that show the weaknesses at Aktütün and that their aim is to "wear down the current administration."
The Ergenekon trial that is finally getting under way in Silivri is the result of a 17-month inquiry into the activities of shadowy underground gangs that have apparently played a major behind-the-scenes role in Turkish politics in the recent past, even if that role was not always understood at the time.
The long-awaited trial of the Ergenekon terrorist organization began yesterday in the resort town of Silivri, just to the west of İstanbul, and in true Turkish style at that: The courtroom, with enough space for 280 people, was too small to even accommodate the lawyers and defendants, much less the media.
The deputy leader of the ruling party and members of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party held a surprising meeting late Friday to discuss the Kurdish problem and recent terrorist attacks in the country. Dengir
Rumors the leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, was mistreated in his island prison were totally unfounded, said the justice minister yesterday. He was responding to
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