Squeaky

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Turkish court rules out civilian trials for military
Good evening:

Have just noticed a report that the Constitutional Court has overturned a law allowing the military to be put on trial in civilian courts.

Turkish court rules out civilian trials for military

Wonder what this will do for all the serving TSK members presently under arrest in the Ergenekon investigation/trial.

This would suggest the the military are a law unto themselves and not subject to oversight by Parliament or any civilian authority even if they commit civilian offenses.

Cheers

Squeaky
 

Saoirse

Moderator
Turkish court rules out civilian trials for military
very intresting stuff squeaky

Turkey in this respect is fascinating in that the military believe they are the guardians of secularism yet to insure against a non democratic type government they reserve the right to use undemocratic means

complicated indeed
 

Xerox

BAA - but not sheepish!
Turkish court rules out civilian trials for military
Turkey in this respect is fascinating in that the military believe they are the guardians of secularism yet to insure against a non democratic type government they reserve the right to use undemocratic means

Yea very chicken and egg.
 

ceemac

Shake It Baby...
Turkish court rules out civilian trials for military
Strong expressions of concern by leading members of the Strasbourg-based European Parliament over the probable impact of a recent ruling by Turkey’s Constitutional Court, which on Thursday overturned a law allowing military personnel to be put on trial in civilian courts, continue to pour in, with some calling on the Turkish government to bring in a fundamental resolution to the issue by adopting a new constitution as soon as possible.

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