…and beginning of collapse of the President Erdogan
As far as future events are concerned, we have to say one thing very clearly. The introduction of the death penalty in Turkey would be the crossing of a red line. A country with an active death penalty cannot be part of the family in this Chamber and many people cannot imagine a country whose legislation includes an active death penalty being part of that family.
As far as future events are concerned, we have to say one thing very clearly. The introduction of the death penalty in Turkey would be the crossing of a red line. That leaves us no option but to act. Either we stand up for the values of the Assembly, or we “know our place” under the command of President Erdoğan.
The Turkish authorities are managing the post-coup period through brutal and disproportionate measures far removed from the values and norms of the Council of Europe.
Turkey is not looking after its own best interests. The new system of government in Turkey is unwise. Having a system in which the judiciary is not independent does not guarantee a good constitution. The issue of monitoring is, frankly, irrelevant.
What is important is that the Turkish State and the Turkish political classes take a clear and cool look at what sort of Turkey they want.
Eminent Turkish authorities says; the Venice Commission did not issue a legal opinion – it was a political opinion. We should reject that idea, because it was an opinion given by high constitutional jurists, and our Assembly’s task is to protect the Venice Commission. If we doubt the opinions of the Venice Commission, we might as well just quit.
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