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    Turkey has just suspended the European Convention on Human Rights following the attempted coup.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7148166.html

    This cannot end well... I wonder what the response of the West will be.
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    'but meh democricy'
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    Of all the things we should be concerned about involving Turkey, this is pretty far down the list. The ECHR Human Rights Act has a clause that dictates the correct course of action is to partially or wholly suspend the act in case of a national emergency or period of major unrest. France itself has done the same thing since the Paris attacks at the end of 2015.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    Of all the things we should be concerned about involving Turkey, this is pretty far down the list. The ECHR Human Rights Act has a clause that dictates the correct course of action is to partially or wholly suspend the act in case of a national emergency or period of major unrest. France itself has done the same thing since the Paris attacks at the end of 2015.
    I know, but I think that the context within which this is happening in Turkey is a lot more dangerous. Erdogan has been orchestrating an increasingly authoritarian regime in the last 2-3 years with more and more powers handed over to himself. The attempted coup gave him an even stronger lever to eliminate those he perceived as obstacles in his path. Suspending the convention of human rights in this context is a big red flag.
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    Just leave 'em to it. Close off transport routes so people can't come from there, and stop interfering.
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    I honestly don't care anymore. Just cease talks of Turkish accession to the EU and be done with them.

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    Looks like turkey isn't joining the EU.
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    Turkey has just suspended the European Convention on Human Rights following the attempted coup.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7148166.html

    This cannot end well... I wonder what the response of the West will be.
    Were there human rights in Turkey before?
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    This cannot end well... I wonder what the response of the West will be.
    Bending over as usual.
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    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
    Were there human rights in Turkey before?
    Well, let's just say that the masks are off now. Turkey was never a democracy. It was the military which was attempting to maintain and restore basic democratic institutions and some form of secular state, through successive coups since the 60s - almost one every decade. Erdogan has now given himself free licence to regress the country back to an authoritarian islamic state.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Bending over as usual.
    Yeah...
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    Looks like turkey isn't joining the EU.
    Yes, if there was ever a doubt, this is now gone. Erdogan does not seem to care in the slightest about his status in Europe. He is fantasising about the return of the Ottoman Empire.
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    Yes, if there was ever a doubt, this is now gone. Erdogan does not seem to care in the slightest about his status in Europe. He is fantasising about the return of the Ottoman Empire.
    If he genuinely thinks he can rebuild the ottoman empire he needs to pop some Xanax.
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    If he genuinely thinks he can rebuild the ottoman empire he needs to pop some Xanax.
    I tend to agree with you, but a lot of things have happened in the world in the last 12 months that I never thought would happen so who knows...!

    This is an interesting article that analyses Erdogan's public speech in May last year where he apparently called for the "conquest of Europe by Islam through emigration".

    http://newobserveronline.com/erdogan...ttoman-empire/
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    I tend to agree with you, but a lot of things have happened in the world in the last 12 months that I never thought would happen so who knows...!

    This is an interesting article that analyses Erdogan's public speech in May last year where he apparently called for the "conquest of Europe by Islam through emigration".

    http://newobserveronline.com/erdogan...ttoman-empire/
    Christ. Still, I find the idea of him waltzing into armenia with a turkish army very far fetched.
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    The government had obviously prepared some lists long before the coup; you can't decide to fire 50,000 state employees like that. It more and more looks that they staged the coup in advance.
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    Christ. Still, I find the idea of him waltzing into armenia with a turkish army very far fetched.
    Russia won't let this happen. NATO won't move for Erdogan.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Russia won't let this happen. NATO won't move for Erdogan.
    Exactly,
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    Looks like Turkey is ironically in need of a coup d'etat
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    Erodgan or whatever his name is, knows he can get away with this. Otherwise he can just let all the migrants walk to Europe through an open border lmao
 
 
 
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