Turkey’s Unjust Justice System: Armenian MP Under Attack…….


Erdogan is the single most destabilizing force in Turkish secular society ever since the death of Ataturk ushered in the re-Islamization of Turkey…


Well over a year ago I hosted a former top Turkish justice in Helsinki, this is the man who presided over the criminal trial of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, finding him guilty and putting him into jail. He personally told me how the Turkish justice system has been corrupted, with legitimate opposition intimidated, victimized and even placed in jail.



Turkish prosecutors have filed a motion to strip an Armenian lawmaker of his parliamentary immunity over his outspoken criticism of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Invoking Article 301 of the Turkish penal code — which states that “insulting the Republic of Turkey, the Turkish nation or Turkish government institutions” is punishable by a prison sentence — the prosecutor’s office of Diyarbakir began proceedings against Garo Paylan, who was elected in 2015 to Turkey’s Grand National Assembly as a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).


Since that time, Paylan has been targeted by Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).


Last March, for example, Paylan and fellow HDP members were physically attacked by a group of AKP lawmakers for speaking out against Turkey’s “ethnic cleansing” of the Kurds in Afrin, Syria. The following day, Paylan tweeted:


“Last night at the parliament, the AKP members tried to lynch us. They show their barbarism eve



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