Conflict Between Turkey and The Netherlands: The Winners and Losers.


The Netherlands is consider to be run as a democracy, while Turkey was previously proceeding to bring in democratic ideals, but under the current leadership would now appear to be proceeding with dictatorship ideals. While it is for each country to decide themselves how they wish to govern, neither should endeavour to implant their own ideals on each other.

Within the powers of each county they can individually decide who should or should not be allowed enter their respective countries in accordance with their own rule of law.

So, as in this case, if the Netherlands decide that certain persons will not be allowed access then these persons and their country, Turkey, should respect this. Irrespective whether the decisions were right or wrong the course of action is not for persons from one country to deliberately ignore and thwart these decisions and if they so wished to counter these then there are diplomatic channels in which to do so.

As stated in the article each country have important elections coming forth and therefore it is essential that each countries rule of law should be respected.

The Netherlands decided that to allow politicians from Turkey could provide a situation from which the alteright party could use to enhance more support. However due to the actions of the Turkish Government representatives in not respecting the Netherlands right to ban their enter, this has escalated the situation, so that Turkish President Erdogan supporters have, initially formed a large gathering in Rotterdam and not only did they not disperse when requested to do so they went on to riot and cause damage in a country in which they are effectively guests. So what the Netherlands government did not want to occur did occur and Geert Wilders, the right-wing candidate as used this to support his cause. It will also not do any harm to President Erdogan in the Turkish election.

The moral being respect the rule of law and the political process of each and every county by other countries.

Josep Goded

On Saturday, just four days before the Dutch elections and one month before Turkey holds a crucial constitutional referendum (on expanding Turkish presidential powers), a new diplomatic dispute began between the Netherlands and Turkey.

Everything began when the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced he would visit Rotterdam to call on Turkish expatriates to vote favorably on the referendum. Right after this announcement, the Dutch authorities notified Cavusoglu that he was banned from entering the country, alleging that there was a risk to public order and security.

Despite the ban, Cavusoglu decided to take a plane to the Netherlands. In response, the Dutch government withdrew landing permission for him and his aides, forcing him to land in Germany. Once in Germany, the minister Cavusoglu said:

“This decision is a scandal and unacceptable in every way. It does not abide by diplomatic principles.”

“Listen Netherlands, you’ll jump once, you’ll jump twice…

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Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President – The New York Times


In many of the president-elect’s international development ventures, his business partners have close ties to foreign governments.

Source: Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President – The New York Times

European lawmakers call for end to Turkey EU membership talks | Reuters


The leaders of the European Parliament’s two largest groups called on Tuesday for the European Union to halt membership talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges.

“Our message to Turkey is very clear: accession negotiations should be frozen immediately,” said Manfred Weber, the head of the largest faction in the European Parliament, the centre-right European People’s Party.

He was echoed by Gianni Pitella, the leader of the socialist group, the parliament’s second biggest: “We want to freeze the accession talks.”

 More than 110,000 people in Turkey – including soldiers, academics, judges, journalists and Kurdish leaders – have been suspended from their positions or dismissed over their alleged backing for the plotters of a failed military coup in July.Some 36,000 have been arrested and media outlets have been shut.

“Turkey under Mr Erdogan is more and more drifting towards an authoritarian regime,” Pitella said, referring to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

“Our political message towards Turkey is that human rights, civil rights, democracy are non negotiable if you want to be part of the EU.

 

Source: European lawmakers call for end to Turkey EU membership talks | Reuters

Counterpunch: Palestinians Wish to Sue Britain for ‘Balfour Agreement’


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Last weekend’s online edition of Counterpunch carried an article by Ramzy Baroud, reporting that 99 years after the Balfour Declaration the Palestinians wish to sue Britain for giving away their homeland to the Zionist colonists. Balfour was the British Foreign Secretary, who, in a note given to Walther Rothschild, the leader of Britain’s Jewish community on 2nd November 1917, in which he pledged British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Baroud quotes the letter, which read

His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

And concluded

I should be grateful…

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Erdogan’s purge was too big and too organised to be a mere reaction to the failed coup


There is a specific word for the melancholy of Istanbul. The city is suffering a mighty bout of something like hüzün at the moment.

Source: Erdogan’s purge was too big and too organised to be a mere reaction to the failed coup

Thousands of Turkey coup prisoners ‘raped, starved and hogtied’ – Mirror Online


 

This is a country which wished to join the EU and is support by UK and America, just shows the state of our own Governments. Then if there was oil in Turkey the West would go in to get rid of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

Makes you proud to be British and American, no it does not.

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Source: Thousands of Turkey coup prisoners ‘raped, starved and hogtied’ – Mirror Online

Turkey coup: President Erdogan shuts down thousands of institutions, including hospitals


Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

More than 2,000 institutions were closed on Saturday by the Turkish President,
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in reaction to the recent attempted coup by parts of the military. The number of organisations shut down includes 35 hospitals, 19 unions and 1,043 schools. Mr Erdoğan has also closed than 1,000 charities and associations.

The Erdoğan regime alleges they are all linked to US-based cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gülen, the Turkish leader’s political enemy – and the man he blames for the coup.

The closures are included in a decree published by the state-owned news agency,Anadolu. They are the first instructions Mr Erdoğan has given after he granted himself extra powers by imposing a state of emergency.

Also included in the decree is the ability to detain suspects for a maximum of 30 days, increased from the previous limit of four.

President Erdoğan will supervise a meeting with Turkey’s Supreme Military Council (YAS) earlier than expected in July, indicating the Turkish President is planning more measures to increase his…

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Donald Trump Praises Islamist Erdogan In Turkey. While Trump Wants To Ban Muslims From Entering The U.S. Should We All Be Excited To Find Out That Trump Stands On The Side Of This Devil? | Walid Shoebat


By Walid Shoebat Mr. Donald Trump had nothing but praise for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man behind the rising Caliphate in Turkey. How could this be? Is Trump part of this kingdom of Antic…

Source: Donald Trump Praises Islamist Erdogan In Turkey. While Trump Wants To Ban Muslims From Entering The U.S. Should We All Be Excited To Find Out That Trump Stands On The Side Of This Devil? | Walid Shoebat