but of course, it is not the Turkish Judiciary to demand what you want… ROJ TV to continue to air.. and French Senate set to vote on genocide bill on Jan 23

Kurdish Roj TV Received Fine but Remains on Air

A Danish court rejected the request to close down the Kurdish Roj TV channel and ruled for a monetary fine of DKK 65,000. The satellite channel was alleged of having connections with the PKK.

Roj TV to continue broadcasting, Danish court rules

A Copenhagen court sentenced Roj TV to pay a 400,000-euro …


Europe is the perfect punching bag

I knew it had become quite popular these days to bash the EU and Europe in general — to declare the old continent as being in a state of unstoppable decline, both economically and morally. In Turkey, the government has been kind enough to offer a lifeline to the struggling Europeans, underlining the ruling party’s bloated self confidence. Many commentators revel in sweeping statements about the EU falling apart and the end of European influence outside its own borders.

French Senate to vote on bill Jan 23

from Hurriyet Daily News
France is prepared to require all EU countries to penalize the denial of Armenian genocide allegations by using an EU framework decision on the Fight against Racism and Xenophobia approved by the EU Justice and Interior Affairs Council on April 19, 2007, daily Hürriyet reported yesterday.

Denial of Genocide to be Criminalized in Entire EU

from Bianet :: English
According to the EU states’ Joint Framework Decision on the denial of genocide, the denial of the Armenian genocide can be considered a crime in 26 countries. French President Sarkozy wants the decision to be valid in the whole EU.

European Union to pressure Turkey on its judicial system

from Hurriyet Daily News
The European Union has prepared to release a judiciary report on Turkey this week criticizing the justice system, particularly the unreasonable periods of detention.

Turkey signals more sanctions against Syria

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey?s prime minister hinted yesterday that Ankara could impose additional sanctions on neighboring Syria in line with developments in the Arab republic.

WEEKLY: Turkey?s Balancing Act

from Project Syndicate by Mohammed Ayoob
WEEKLY: Turkey?s Balancing Act A few months ago, many Americans were livid at what they perceived as Turkey?s betrayal, reflected in the country?s deteriorating relations with Israel and improving ties with Iran. But America?s anxiety wrongly assumes that it is a contradiction for Turkey to seek good relations with both the West and the Muslim Middle East.

Iran envoy slams US on Turkey ties

from Hurriyet Daily News
The U.S. aims to harm relations between Turkey and Iran, Iranian envoy Bahman Hosseinpour said ahead of the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns? talks with Turkish officials yesterday.

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