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in response to reader comment: Baran

Submitted by Baran (Australia), Mar 23, 2010 at 03:36

Dear Yasemin,

It is true that the main opposition party CHP ALSO wants to change the Constitution. But, only to make it far more athoritarian approaching fascism -where the generals will be above the law, just like the rotten old days when Mustafa Kemal was in charge. AKP wants a more liberal constitution where people can think, speak & worship without fear of imprisonment, where the generals, like all other citizens of Turkey, are subject to the rule of law - and where Gen Kenan Evren & his co-horts can be prosecuted for overthrowing a duly elected government in 1980 and subjecting hundreds of thousands of citizens to brutal torture and deprivation....... CHP doesn't want any military personnel to be tried in a civilian court and that's why it rushed to the constitutional court to prevent the trial of generals in civilian courts, as is the case in all democracies.

You should read the 'fine print' otherwise you will get your fingers burned! Do you understand the difference now?


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