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"Our common struggle against terror and law-breakers"

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 15, 2010 at 18:04

Hi, Edward !

Thanks for the kind reply . You ask about the news whose link is here :

"Was Kursat Kayral request implemented?" I was really eager to learn that too but I don't know for sure . There is no official response from America to what amounts to supporting Turkey in witch-hunting on dissenters . I asked a friend in the States who corresponds with his senator to try to find it out . He promised to do that yet he never answered . So if something can be inferred from silence and some tentative indirect data , then my conjecture would be that the request has been satisfied .

The indirect evidence is provided by what the director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller said and did during his visit to Ankara on 18.11.2009 . He announced i.al. "We are looking forward to an exchange of views on opportunities for even closer and more effective cooperation in our common struggle against terror and law-breakers." Interesting what sort of "law-breakers" he meant taking into account the peculiarities of Turkish "law" , isn't it ? On that occasion Mueller "met with State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin and the Director General of the Turkish Police Department Oguz Kagan Koksal." In other words , he met with the person (Justice Minister) who had Kursat Kayral sent the request to the States . The request was fraught with too many serious diplomatic traps to be initiated by a public prosecutor without the knowledge and approval of his superior , i.e. Sadullah Ergin . I agree with with what a commentator wrote under the report from "Hurriyet" : "It is apparent that some in the FBI have been taking bribes by Turkey in order to gather surveillance for Turkish purposes."

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