Turkey in no position to pass judgment on Gaza

SO Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, backed by Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin, is the new fighting force for human rights.

What a joke.

Turkey wants an international investigation into the Gaza aid flotilla raid by Israel? Turkey should undergo the same scrutiny it demands for other countries, ie, allow an international investigation into that small matter of Armenian genocide (the deaths of between one and 1.5 million people) that they have been avoiding for far too long.

Then we can move on to the thousands of political prisoners in their jails – a number that at times has topped 100,000. An independent investigation could also begin by looking into the torture and murder of political activists such as Engin Ceber. They could meet with representatives of TAYAD, the organisation representing the families of prisoners. They would no doubt be fascinated that there are more than 1,500 children in prisoners on “terrorism” charges like the 12-year-old they arrested in 2008 for singing a Kurdish folk song.

Their regime is a racist illegitimate entity based on the oppression of the Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians and numerous others.

So by all means let the Turkish regime wrap itself in the banner of ‘human rights’ and it will surely turn into a noose to strangle them.

Margaret O’Brien

Ha Noar 26



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