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General Evren & Turkish constitution

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in response to reader comment: so called freedom

Submitted by Baran (Australia), Mar 15, 2010 at 20:57

Hi Yasemin,

Firstly, General Evren & co-horts who mounted a coup with tragic consequences cannot be put on trial according to the present constitution, which the coup plotters put in place to protect themselves! Moreover, AKP alone cannot amend that particular article of the constitution without the support of the opposition parties. Unfortunately, the opposition parties do not support the necessary amendment.

You should ask opposition leaders why they do not support AKP in overhauling the constitution.

Secondly, it is not AKP, but the Turkish judiciary that is putting the generals on trials for conspiracy to overthrow a government elected by the citizens of Turkey. Do you understand the difference?

Finally, why is it that you do not trust fellow Turkish voters and Turkish judges & prosecutors but so blindly trust the generals? Remember what Ataturk said, "Justice is the foundation of the State."

How can there be justice in Turkey if the generals are above the law and if the citizens do not have confidence in the Turkish judiciary?


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