Friday, September 27, 2013

Turkey's turkey doing away with critics

Erdogan's days are numbered. His dictatorial actions which even if  overlooked by the West won't be forgiven by the people of Turkey.  Where are the thousands of people arrested since the riots broke out several months ago?  We hear of arrests but hardly ever of  people being released from Turkish jails.  
Turkey is another good ally of Canada ... glory be !!  

From HurriyetDaily:
....A police operation has been carried out against the supporter groups of Turkey’s top three football teams, resulting in the detention of 72 people in the early hours of Sept. 27. 

The leading members of Beşiktaş’s Çarşı, Fenerbahçe’s GFB (Genç Fenerbahçeliler) and Galatasaray’s Ultraslan were detained in the operations in Istanbul, while simultaneous raids took place in İzmir, Mersin and Kocaeli. 

GFB leader Sefa Kalya, former Çarşı leader Alen Markaryan, and prominent Ultraslan figure Muzaffer Şirin were among those detained. 

Interior Minister Muammer Güler said the operations were not directly linked to law number 6222, popularly known as the Law on Violence in Sports, but rather that the detentions target an organized crime group....

....On May 31, fans of three football teams organized and acted together against the police crackdowns. A newfound friendship between the three fierce rivals led to the forming of another group called Istanbul United. ....

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