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Posted on 11/21/2018 7:13:51 PM PST by Texas Fossil
Former ECHR Judge and CHP Izmir MP Riza Turmen stressed that Turkey is obliged to comply with the ECHRs Demirtas ruling.
Former ECHR Judge and CHP (Republican People's Party) Izmir MP Riza Turmen stressed that Turkey is obliged to comply with the ECHRs Demirtas ruling.
Riza Turmen called for compliance with the European Court of Human Rights ruling and stressed that Selahattin Demirtas should be released without delays.
Turmen stated that noncompliance with the ruling, which references Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights and poses a precedent for other political prisoners, will be the confirmation that Demirtass imprisonment is not about the law but about politics.
Former ECHR Judge and CHP Izmir MP Riza Turmen responded to Turkish President Erdogan who said the ECHR ruling for the release of former HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtas release is not binding for them.
Turmen spoke to the ANF about the ruling and said it is important for the ECHR, Turkey and Selahattin Demirtas.
POINTED OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME
Turmen pointed out that the arrest of a politician was cited as a violation of the right to vote and run for election, despite very narrow interpretations of said right in the ECHR protocol.
HE said the ECHR pointed out that the evidence the judges cited for the continuation of Demirtass arrest is not sufficient, and that it was considered a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
POLITICAL CONTENT EXAMINED
Turmen said the most interesting part of the ruling is the reference to ECHR Article 18, and added that with the reference, the political content of the case was also examined.
On the significance of the reference to said article, Turmen said: The ECHR has ruled that laws are being used to silence the opposition, the judiciary is not independent, and that Selahattin Demirtas is in prison not for legal reasons, but because of politics with the reference to Article 18, and ordered the immediate release of Demirtas.
THE RULING IS BINDING AND PRECEDENT
On AKP Leader and Turkeys President Erdogans comments that the ruling is not binding for us, Turmen stated that ECHR verdicts are binding for countries that are part of the Council of Europe.
Turmen stressed that Turkey is obliged to comply with the rulings, and warned that pressure would increase otherwise. Turmen added that Turkeys noncompliance with the ruling would mean a confirmation that Demirtas arrest is not a legal but a political matter.
Turmen added that the ECHR ruling referenced other arrested MPs in the Demirtas ruling, and thus the case would pose a precedent.
Former ECHR Judge Riza Turmen called for compliance with the ECHR ruling and stressed that Selahattin Demirtas needs to be released without delay.
Erdogan says that Turkey is not bound by the court.
There is no Adalet (Justice) in Turkey. It is ruled by Erdogan the Islamist Dictator by edict.
But Erdogan the Islamist Dictator of Turkey says:
Erdogan says Turkey not bound by European courts ruling to release Demirtas
You’re right. Erdogan will ignore this. The world is becoming more lawless by the day.
Turkey is totally lawless. Erdogan the Islamist Dictator rules by edict.
Everyone knows it is so. But they feel powerless to oppose him. If you do? They put you in Jail. A TURKISH Prison.
It’s Great to be King!
Yes, until you incompetence catches up to you.
Oh, no wonder no one is allowed to criticize.
My comment “It’s great to be King” is from the comic strip “The Wizard of ID”. The little King is standing on the castle wall and looking down on Animal Rights Groups picketing the castle. He instructs Knight Rodney to
Release the Attack War Dogs. Little King then states “It’s so good being King”. He has a very nice smug look on his face.
One of my favorite cartoons!
That’s what the Dems do and what they want to do to us.
Yes, that is what the ComDems do, or want to do.
“It is great to be King”
Until your crimes are exposed and the citizens drag you out in the street and end it.
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