They are not getting in the EU club for a long time yet so maybe they will bring the death penalty back.Kilkis wrote:Turkey is a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, including Protocol 13 which provides for the complete abolition of the death penalty. If it re-introduces the death penalty then it will be in breach of that convention. It is a condition of being a member of the European Union or being a candidate country that the country is a signatory of the ECHR. As far as I can see, if Turkey no longer conformed to the ECHR then it could no longer be a candidate country for EU membership. It would also then be illegal for Greece to extradite the military personnel that have claimed asylum.
Kilkis wrote:One issue they were discussing on Sky News this morning was the probability that Erdogan would use the coup as an opportunity to remove many more of those that oppose him, whether they were involved in the coup or not. He will simply accuse them of being part of the plot and have them arrested. If he removes enough of those who oppose him there will be nobody left to challenge whether the arrests are genuine or trumped up. Once he has removed them he enhances his chances of awarding more presidential powers to himself. Not particularly good for stability in the region.
paul g wrote:I wonder what the Greek generals thought of it all.
No doubt about it. A golden opportunity for the fascist tin-pot dictator. One might almost think the coup was intended for that reason..........
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