Thursday, July 3, 2008

How true - Turkey face a double investigation

But which one is solid and based upon facts instead of rumours and gossip.
Definitely, the Turkish press in general act like loose canons. Everybody want to have a piece of the cake. It doesn't matter what and who said what, it matters who said 'that' first.

But here an exception: Cengiz Akdar his 'Waking up Ergenekon':

"Circles who invited everyone to have respect for the judicial process in the closure case raised hell the other day in the face of the Ergenekon arrests."
Of course there some things we should be surprised about. For instance, circles who invited everyone to have respect for the judicial process in the closure case raised hell the other day during the Ergenekon arrests and made accusations that Turkey has become a “police state” or a “fear empire.” But these same groups regarded the closure case as the judiciaries business and did not even say a word against it, although the case is not in line at all with “democratic norms” of the international community or the European Union which Turkey wants to be integrated with.Weren't these arrests a result of “independent jurisdiction?”A Republican People's Party, or CHP, official reacted against the arrests and said the arrested are prestigious and well-known people in society since they are retired top generals.Leaders behind the Sept. 12 military coup were all generals. The symbol of the Feb. 28 “post-modern coup” was again a general. That is to say being a general, being a well-known public figure or being respected by some does not keep a person from committing a “crime against democracy.”Besides, being a “law state” or “rule of law” being in force means not legitimizing everything some people do."

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Istanbul traffic jams and how to avoid it...

There is an interesting site about Istanbul traffic, their jams and mess...

Just click here to see real time life the traffic density.

Or click here to choose a location with life camera's.

General: the web site in English just click hereeeeeeee

Is this fun or not?

New FIFA world ranking list

1 Spain
2 Italy
3 Germany
4 Brazil
5 Netherlands
6 Argentina
7 Croatia
8 Czech Republic
9 Portugal
10 France
11 Russia
12 Romania
13 Cameroon
14 Turkey
15 England
16 Scotland
17 Bulgaria
18 Greece
19 Mexico
20 Ghana
21 Israel
22 Uruguay
23 Colombia
24 Egypt
25 Paraguay

Note: Click on countries names for ranking over the last 14 years.

Hagia Sophia, I simple don't get it....

I simple don't understand the request made by the Turkish Association of Continuous Service for Foundations, Historical Artifacts and Environment (what a name) demanding the cancellation of the council's 1934 decision to turn the Hagia Sofia Mosque into a museum. The association had applied to the Prime Ministry before with the same demand, asking for Hagia Sofia to be opened for worship for Muslims without damaging its museum quality if the interests of the country required...
The Hagia Sophia is the Holy church of all Eastern Christian churches including the Greek Catholic church.
How can this 'association' demand to open it for Muslims to worship without damaging its 'museum' quality?
This bizarre tradition and habit by some Muslim groups to turn each and every church into a mosque is not only bizarre for a faith which usurps to be the most tolerant religion but also shows no respect for historical artifacts. The association which required to turn it back into a mosque doesn't know what Historical artifacts means?
The demand was turned down by the Council of State.

Day opening - July 3

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