from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
When the 3H Movement, a young libertarian organization, invited me to give a lecture on ?Power-Military Affairs and Mandatory Military Service in Turkey,? I found myself indulging in an interesting stream of free association, which I would like share with you.
The Turkish military has declared the only conscientious objector behind bars in Turkey unfit for duty and exempt from mandatory service, but İnan Süver remains in prison with 25 months yet to serve for previous desertions.
from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Op-Ed
Turkish society used to be, and I am afraid it still is, a highly militarized one. In the last couple of years, owing to the collapse of the military?s guardianship, we have become relatively free to discuss the military?s role within the political system.
istanbul'da resmi rakamlara gore 650.000, gayri resmi rakamlara gore 1500000 simit satiliyormus. En cok da Etiler'de satiliyormus 🙂
It?s the kind of thing that one would have thought needs to be more or less entirely devoid of ambiguity. But the Turkish language does its users no favours when it comes to setting down in law the age at which various actions become permissible.