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Inside Erdogan's torture chambers (Turkey)
EU Observer ^ | 6. Dec, 07:37 | Leighann Spencer- BRUSSELS

Posted on 12/07/2018 3:27:32 PM PST by Texas Fossil

Nato's Parliamentary Assembly recently published what some have called a "scathing" report on Turkey.

Until now, Nato had given almost no input on the country's deterioration in human rights and rule of law, despite Turkey being one of its largest member states.

The report mentioned the impact of emergency rule, elimination of independent media, and related concerns.

But it left unmentioned other grave violations - namely, the fate of the thousands of people falsely imprisoned in the post-coup crackdown - including officials of Nato itself.

One such Nato official is Cafer Topkaya, a Turkish man who was serving in Belgium at the time of the 2016 coup attempt.

In October that year, he was told to return home for an "urgent" meeting.

He intended to stay for two days, but 16 months later, he was fleeing Turkey after having been held without evidence.

Nato provided no formal recognition of his plight, nor any assistance for his release. This is his story.

Cafer's story

Cafer attended the Turkish naval academy from 1992 to 2000, when, upon graduating, he joined the service.

After dedicating a further 15 years to the navy, he was seconded to the Nato post in Belgium.

He relocated with his family - a wife and three young children. For that next year - 2015 to 2016 - they lived in Brussels.

On the night of 15 July 2016, he was shocked to hear of the attempted putsch in his home country.

In the following months, Cafer saw several of his Nato colleagues return to Turkey only to be arrested, but he never thought something like that would happen to himself - an innocent man.

On 10 October, he received a message from his superiors in Turkey, instructing him to return for an "urgent" meeting on standardisation issues.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chamber; jail; nato; torture; turkey
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Like many others, including EU countries' intelligence services, Cafer believes that a list of those viewed as a threat to the regime was prepared long before the coup attempt.

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Many here thought from the beginning of the Coup, that it was a fake Coup to eliminate those who are not supporters of Erdogan the Islamist. It would not surprise me if Brennan helped them target officers who were too close to NATO.

16 months in prison under torture changed this loyal NATO officer. He was finally able to escape Turkey. His explanation is both troubling and convincing by his detailed story.

1 posted on 12/07/2018 3:27:32 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Turkey is returning to the horrors of the Ottoman Empire.


2 posted on 12/07/2018 3:54:22 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Texas Fossil

And Congress believes them when they say they have an audio recording of Khushoggi’s death. By the way congress did you forget this country has slaughtered 60 million fetuses?


3 posted on 12/07/2018 3:57:12 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

Correct on both statements.


4 posted on 12/07/2018 4:00:39 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: 353FMG

Yes, Erdogan’s Neo Ottoman dream. Massacre and Genocide will follow.


5 posted on 12/07/2018 4:01:34 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

I am not a Turk. But I knew as soon as that story appeared about the “rebellion” that it was a set up by Sultan Pig Edogan
to purge all opposition.


6 posted on 12/07/2018 4:04:07 PM PST by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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I think it was the consensus here that was so from the beginning.

It has become very clear since then, that is exactly what happened. And it is also clear that NATO is in deep denial of that fact.

7 posted on 12/07/2018 4:14:17 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: ZULU

Zulu yes you are right


8 posted on 12/07/2018 4:15:34 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Texas Fossil

Erdogan. The very first foreign leader called by Hussein.

Why?


9 posted on 12/07/2018 4:22:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Zero planned to hand the Middle East to Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood.


10 posted on 12/07/2018 5:54:04 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil
Up till now Turkey was one of the few Islamic countries that was not a tyrannical hellhole. It maintained its civilized status by having the Army enforce the separation of Mosque and State. That is why Erdogon, the now Islamic dictator , went after the Armed forces. I have little doubt he is now the most evil force operating in Europe. Worse than Soros and Putin.
11 posted on 12/07/2018 6:00:10 PM PST by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong)
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To: Texas Fossil

My lovely wife from China wants to visit Turkey, I told her no way are we going!


12 posted on 12/07/2018 6:00:34 PM PST by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: wjcsux

Good advice.

It would be fatal for me. But I have no interest in going there.


13 posted on 12/07/2018 6:19:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Nateman

Yes, most evil in Europe and in the Middle East.


14 posted on 12/07/2018 6:20:21 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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did he have rape rooms for his sons to use?
did he disembowel wives in front of prisoners?
did he chop off hands of dissidents?

CNN covered up torture, abuse, and murder under Saddam Hussin to keep their Baghdad bureau.


15 posted on 12/07/2018 7:10:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: Texas Fossil

My sources tell me that the rooms are spartan, but the food is surprisingly good with generous portions.


16 posted on 12/07/2018 7:32:08 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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I believe your source is wrong. The description you have might be what they tell the inspectors.

Reality has always been, nobody wants to be in a Turkish Prison. Torture is a given, even for women. And Torture extends to many things including food deprivation.


17 posted on 12/07/2018 7:35:26 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Don’t care.


18 posted on 12/07/2018 7:36:34 PM PST by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2 = 4)
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OK, that is fine. I understand wanting to not be involved. Trump has long stated he did not want to either.

We are better off that ISIS is nearly destroyed in Syria.

How the peace will eventually settle out depends upon how much pressure can be put on Turkey to back away.


19 posted on 12/07/2018 7:39:11 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Let me remind you that Pastor Brunson lost over 50 lbs while in Turkish prisons.

And he got better treatment than some held there because he was American.


20 posted on 12/07/2018 7:42:14 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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