Turkish protester, police officer die in day of clashes: media

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AnthonyKaan wrote:

Erdo─čan MUST be hung for his crimes against our nation, our people. How can a man get away with corruption, murder and fraud?

Mar 12, 2014 12:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Macedonian wrote:

No McCain here to ease the tensions

Mar 12, 2014 12:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

“Istanbul and Ankara have both seen protests in recent weeks against what demonstrators regard as Erdogan’s authoritarian reaction to the graft affair, which has included new laws tightening Internet controls and handling government greater influence over the appointment of judges and prosecutors.”

Until I go to this paragraph I thought, these people are too easily upset. But who else can appoint judges and prosecutors? Is it at all possible that Ergogan would try to rid the courts of dishonest judges or is that wishful thinking?

Turkey has a reputation that everything government does is greased with graft. Does the government want the judicial system to slide on even more?

Come on Reuters, for those of us who don’t know Turkish, what kinds of controls on internet access? A few days ago I got a call on the phone from a human con artist regarding this computer. He presented himself as a Microsoft technician and had the Indian accent too. Some controls are actually needed.

Any country that sits over a chronic threat of earthquakes – any day now – really should have been more earnest in dealing with that threat. The government will deserve to be buried by the rattle trap it took bribes to allow to be built. It will take out a lot of the scum contractors with it, one hopes. Or do they all live in villas in the countryside built to better standards. If so, I hope the same contractors that built that city also built those villas.

Mar 12, 2014 4:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OS2Lord wrote:

You can just imagine it now, Turkish headlines read:

Turkish media (totally owned by the Tayyip clan) said Tayyip received 100 percent of the vote in the constituency where he stood and there was a turnout of 100 percent…

Mar 13, 2014 1:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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