The strange coup d’état attempt in Turkey What happened yesterday night in Turkey gives of course reason of great worry not just for the already weak democratic system of the country but also for the stability of the entire region in a highly interdepend
The strange coup d’état attempt in Turkey
What happened yesterday night in Turkey gives of course reason of great worry not just for the already weak democratic system of the country but also for the stability of the entire region in a highly interdependent world.
We feel sorry for all the victims of the strange coup d’état attempt and feel close to all their relatives and friends.
In the quite tricky situation of the epochal migration drama which Turkey is deeply involved in the tragic event of yesterday, whatever has been the real origin, requires a very courageous and farsighted analysis and cooperation among the European institutions, with its member states strongly committed to cooperate, forgetting certain anachronistic national ambitions; a cooperation that must involve also all other Democratic states decided to safeguard democracy in all its aspects and to promote international stability.
Let’s hope that the Turkish president, with his questionable attitude and conception of democracy, will not take this tragic events as a pretext to suffocate human and democratic rights and to pursue his imperialistic ambitions.
The “European Journalists Association-The Communication Network”, which has being very worried in the last years about the limitation of the freedom of expression in Turkey, with journalist threatened or even imprisoned because they wanted to exercise their duty to communicate the truth, strongly ask the European institutions and all the subjects committed to promote freedom of the press to intervene with whatever they can to condemn all attempts to suffocate the free exercise of an independent information and to make sure that journalists are protected and guaranteed in performing their important work for the entire society.
Turning a blind eye to the manifest serious violation of civil rights and freedom of expression in Turkey would mean to be abetted in pursuing the very dangerous presidential aspirations.