Turkey’s Erdogan stages his own coup – against ALL opposition

Posted: November 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Turkish authorities have detained 11 lawmakers across the country from the left-wing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Two of those detained are HDP co-chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş. There are also arrest warrants out for other HDP MPs relating to what Amnesty International calls “trumped-up terrorism charges”.

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Arrests of opposition MPs are currently underway in Turkey. This is an escalation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s 15-month-long coup against his political opponents. And while there has been widespread condemnation of these arrests, this alone will not bring Turkish democracy back to life. In the latest state crackdown, Turkish authorities have detained 11 lawmakers across the country from the left-wing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Two of those detained are HDP co-chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş. There are also arrest warrants out for other HDP MPs relating to what Amnesty International calls “trumped-up terrorism charges”. Erdoğan has sought to link the pro-Kurdish HDP to rebels from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ever since ending promising peace negotiations with the group in July 2015.

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  1. Alan Scott says:

    I checked out the original article, but couldn’t comment because you have to be on Facebook to do so. Now there’s an irony for a “left wing” blog to start with! The article contained the usual anti-Turkey half-truths and distortions, and the comments I read were rabidly in support of that line. Who are these people, I wonder? Is democracy in their own countries so wonderful they can get self-righteous about what’s going on elsewhere?
    It’s true that HDP attracted some non-Kurdish support from the anti-Erdoğan faction, because of the pathetic state of the main opposition parties. The second election was necessary because those parties refused to cooperate with AKP, but couldn’t get together to form an alternative coalition. HDP subsequently lost that support because its leaders came out on the side of Kurdish separatism. It’s interesting that, although Kurds are said to make up 20% of Turkey’s population, HDP (a Kurdish party, not simply left wing), was only able to break through the 10% threshold with the support of non-Kurds.
    “15 July” was a genuine attempt to overthrow Turkey’s elected government. It failed, and of course there is a price to pay for those who supported it. Incidentally, does anyone remember what happened in Venezuela in 2002, when Hugo Chavez was briefly ousted? But the forces of international capitalism never sleep – and they don’t have to get elected.

  2. So I’m curious – what happened to the 11 lawmakers who were detained? Or is this one of the half truths?

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