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Truck en route to Syria stirs crisis between judiciary, executive (weapons truck)
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Posted on 01/02/2014 11:52:34 AM PST by sunmars

A mysterious truck with an alleged cargo of arms and humanitarian aid en route to Syria and escorted by Turkish intelligence officers has pitted the government against the judiciary after the local governor ordered security forces to stop executing a search warrant ordered by prosecutors, local media have reported.

Turkish gendarmes allegedly discovered weapons and ammunition as well as humanitarian aid in a truck bound for Syria in the southern province of Hatay, the Hürriyet daily claimed in a report which appeared on its website on Thursday.

As per claims, the gendarmerie discovered, in an initial search in the truck, ammunition, weapons and humanitarian aid, the daily said. According to the report, the police were made to transfer the investigation to the gendarmerie as the place where the truck was stopped by the police was reportedly an area out of the city limits. Hatay Governor Celalettin Lekesiz, who was reportedly informed of the incident, instructed the gendarmerie to not conduct a search of the truck.

“Police officers who followed and stopped the truck have been relieved of their duty. A prosecutor in charge of anti-terrorism investigations who was on the spot of the incident instructed the gendarmerie to search the truck, but the gendarmerie did not conduct any search [of the truck] based on written instructions from the [Hatay] governor. While the prosecutor, who also failed to have the gendarmerie search [the truck] left the spot, the truck drove away,” the daily claimed.


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One wonders what is going on over there......The UN and US needs to be asking serious questions of the Turkish Govt. This is all tying up together, weapons, gold, oil for cash, corruptions arrest.......just what have they been up to in Turkey and the turk Gov't is up to their neck in it.
1 posted on 01/02/2014 11:52:34 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

There is currently a power struggle in progress between the Turkish leader and a rival Islamist organization. Both groups have adherents in the government. This is behind the wave of corruption arrests and the firing of the officials who conducted the arrests. It’s a chess game played out with living pieces, some of which are more powerful than others.

Throwing Erdogan out of power would probably be a good thing, but the alternative would most likely be somebody just like him.


2 posted on 01/02/2014 12:06:42 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: sunmars
One wonders what is going on over there...

That was rhetorical, right?

3 posted on 01/02/2014 12:07:01 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: sunmars

Drone.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 12:22:37 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: sunmars
Take a country that was trying to be a democracy by among other things, suppressing Islam (Ataturk), then make it a pawn between the Soviet Union and the U.S., causing multiple coups, then unleash Islam again, then pretend it is a democracy and move it toward full EU membership, then make it a staging area for CIA and militant Islamic covert operations, then make it a pawn between Iran and the U.S., then criticize it when it turns out to be a corrupt theocratic dictatorship rather than a democracy.

Is that about right?

Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world. They can't seem to catch a break.

5 posted on 01/02/2014 12:23:24 PM PST by Kennard
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To: sunmars
Take a country that was trying to be a democracy by among other things, suppressing Islam (Ataturk), then make it a pawn between the Soviet Union and the U.S., causing multiple coups, then unleash Islam again, then pretend it is a democracy and move it toward full EU membership, then make it a staging area for CIA and militant Islamic covert operations, then make it a pawn between Iran and the U.S., then criticize it when it turns out to be a corrupt theocratic dictatorship rather than a democracy.

Is that about right?

Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world. They can't seem to catch a break.

6 posted on 01/02/2014 12:31:10 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Gen.Blather

Turkey is unwinding. Erdogan won’t be thrown out without a lot of bloodshed.


7 posted on 01/02/2014 1:36:28 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kennard
Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world.

Let's not be naïve. Turkey has been sick for longer than most countries in the world have existed.

8 posted on 01/02/2014 1:38:33 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

“Erdogan won’t be thrown out without a lot of bloodshed.”

He’s fired dozens of military officers. (Gosh, who else has done that?) He has installed men he feels are loyal to him. Like Louis the IX he sees himself as the state. Any attack against him is an attack against the state. Historically, the Turkish military has a long and distinguished record of committing atrocities. They haven’t in recent history because they’ve been seeking entry into the EU, which Obama has championed. (It would be a disaster for the EU.)

So, yes, it’ll get much worse before it gets better. I wish we didn’t have a base there and I hope we’ve removed the nukes we used to keep there.


9 posted on 01/02/2014 1:53:16 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Kennard

Sounds about right. We have a defense treaty with Turkey and not with Israel. Somewhere down the line, could we be against Israel in a war?

Never mind, there’s no way that could ever happen. Just like we would never be allied with al Queda. Crazy times.


10 posted on 01/02/2014 1:57:35 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: sunmars

One truck could be carrying weapons? I wonder what was carried by all those trucks that came from Iraq before the war began?


11 posted on 01/02/2014 5:22:51 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Kennard

“Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world. They can’t seem to catch a break.”

You need to give all of us a break.

Turkey is today the result of informed choices - by actual choice or by default - the people, the political class and anyone who is or was anyone in Turkey made, or have made in the past. Whatever interests anyone outside Turkey had, enough persons in Turkey had Turkish reasons for alligning wih them. No one from outside Turkey put a gun to a single Turks head and forced them to take a course different than one they thought was in their Turkish interest to take.

Your comment is just one giant and phony excuse for Turkey and its people.


12 posted on 01/02/2014 6:01:50 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli
Your comment is just one giant and phony excuse for Turkey and its people.

The genesis of my comment came from getting to know several Turkish immigrants, so there may be some group attribution error. The individuals did not complain, but took a dim view of all of the above: Islam, the Arab world, U.S. foreign policy, Russia, you name it, even though they are titularly Muslim. I discussed Israel with a couple of them. There was no animus.

13 posted on 01/02/2014 8:03:14 PM PST by Kennard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> the local governor ordered security forces to stop executing a search warrant ordered by prosecutors

Thanks sunmars.


14 posted on 01/02/2014 9:11:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Kennard

Just like the Muslim population in Pakistan, the people of Turkey have been fed excuses, scapegoating and conspiracy theories blaming everyone outside Turkey for Turkey’s problems for decades, by the power elites in Turkey, to deflect blame for any of Turkey’s conditions away from them. That persons from Turkey reflect that brainwashing does not suprise me. That any westerner lets them get away with it does surprise me.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by Wuli
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