A new article in NYT by Mr. Bilefsky quotes extensively from sources critical of the Ergenekon trial. I have once noted the evidence question last year and I still believe it is a valid concern. However, there is a concentrated attempt to slow down or disorient the process and these people are certainly not doing out of innocent democratic aims. As the article underlines the issue is too complicated but it is not a fiction. It is real despite all problems, anybody in town knows that the deep state operated in this country and Ergenekon trial is here to reveal some of the facts. But of course it cannot be an easy process to do that and by putting “clouds” on the Trial itself, some Western Media production helpsthe anti-trial lobby…
Plot colonel put behind bars over action plan
Dozens of Ergenekon members, including businessmen, members of the military and journalists, are currently incarcerated while standing trial.
A small scale campaign continues: Adding “Brave” to the name of Bingöl city. People of Bingöl was brave enough to reject the military enforced constitution referendum after the 1980 coup d’etat. In fact, it was only city…
Let?s first recapitulate: The International Criminal Court (ICC), whose official seat is in The Hague, was established in July 2002 when its founding treaty, the Rome Statute of the ICC, came into force. It is a permanent tribunal set up to prosecute individuals for crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The latest quarterly BIA Media Monitoring Report is dominated by cases concerned with “incitement of hatred and hostility” and “spreading propaganda for an illegal organization”. 6 journalists were attacked and seek justice in court. 46 people under charges of “defamation” face prison sentences of more than 76 years altogether and fines of 1,186,610 TL in compensation.
Right defenders from 11 countries went to the streets in a common protest action against court applications of “reduced sentences because of unjust provocation” for women and LGBTT murderers. In Istanbul the demonstration was organized by the Feminist Collective and the LGBTT Rights Platform.
TSK?s Web site plan not based on legal grounds, observers say: ?TSK?s Web site plan not based on legal grounds, observers say
10 November 2009, Tuesday
NERGİHAN ÇELEN / DİLEK HAYIRLI İSTANBUL
A large number of intellectuals, jurists and academics have criticized the reasoning recently offered by the General Staff for the establishment of several Web sites by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) to back the military?s psychological warfare against civilian groups, terming the plan ?illegal? as it contravened a regulation passed in 2007.
Milliyet newspaper reporter Durukan and director Çakkalkurt are facing prison sentences for publishing an announcement of PKK executive Duran Kalkan. The prosecutor proposed a fine to be paid in advance in order to drop the case. The Istanbul 10th High Criminal Court has not yet decided on the outcome.
The judiciary had been criticized for remaining insensitive in the context of “confidentiality violations” in investigations, mainly regarding the Ergenekon case. Thereupon the Ministry of Justice announced that 15 journalists have been convicted and 33 public officials are under investigation.
Taraf daily?s columnist Sevan Nisanyan, who wrote a humanistic adaptation of Atatürk?s ?Address to Turkish Youth,? a patriotic speech calling on young people to protect their country at all costs, published e-mails received from irate nationalists and filled with threats and vulgar language in his column yesterday.