Former Turkish army head jailed for life over conspiracy

Ilker Basbug sentenced to life in prison for his role in conspiracy to overthrow government of PM Erdogan‬‬.

General Ilker Basbug was removed from office, and put behind bars by Erdogan.
General Ilker Basbug was removed from office, and put behind bars by Erdogan.

A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former military commander to life in prison and dozens of others including opposition members of parliament to long terms for plotting against the government, in a case that has exposed deep divisions in the country.

Retired military chief of staff General Ilker Basbug was sentenced to life for his role in the “Ergenekon” conspiracy to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

Announcing verdicts on the nearly 300 defendants in the case, the judges also sentenced three serving parliamentarians from the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to between 12 and 35 years in prison.

Earlier, security forces fired tear gas in fields around the courthouse in the Silivri jail complex, west of Istanbul, as defendants’ supporters gathered to protest against the five-year trial, a landmark case in the decade-long battle between Erdogan and the secularist establishment.


My comment:

If you are willing to bell the cat, you will expose the Fascist leader Prime Minister Tayyip Edrogan.

Fascists run their “peace campaigns” by calling their opponents “fascists”. The falsely accuse them of being enemies of the state, removing them from office, and keep them behind bars.

We saw what Adold Hitler did to the pposition in Germany. While the religious Catholic Zentrum party merged with the Nazi-party, the Socialist Democratic Party and the Communist  Party of Germany were banned.

The generals in the Germany army were chosen based on their party membership book in Die Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSAPD.).

Do not forget what Hitler did with military commanders, that he felt was giving a treat to his authority.  Even within his own Nazi-party.

Ernst Julius Günther Röhm (28 November 1887 – 2 July 1934) was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the Sturmabteilung (“Storm Battalion”; SA), the Nazi Party militia, and later was its commander. In 1934, as part of the Night of the Long Knives, he was executed on Adolf Hitler’s orders as a potential rival.

Source: Wikipedia.

The revolutions always have a tendency to start persecuting and even terminate its own children. From the secular revolution in France in 1789, the Russian revolution in 1917, to the Nazi-revolution in Germany in 1933.  So also in Turkey in 2013, an ongoing bid to reestablish the Fascist Islamic Ottoman Empire.

Written by Ivar

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