Erdogan, Turkish president is defiant to execute the head honchos of and all those arrested for the coup in the country despite premonitions regarding faltering of its application to join EU and cancellation of its membership of NATO. This has emerged as temerity of Turkish government especially in eyes of EU and US, who wanted the beheading ruled out all over the Europe.
Despite warning directed to its EU membership that if it revives ‘beheading’ of those in detention due to charges of treason in a coup , Turkey has the audacity to defy the requests from Europe and warnings from EU Foreign policy chief, Federica Mogheireni and US Secretary of State, John Kerry of abstinence from execution.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claimed that ‘The people are of the opinion that these terrorists should be killed ‘ and further noted that why these detainees are fed in prison for the coming years to initiate a new wave of revolt. This decision of Erdogan is being supported by his allies as they claim that a coup like this, that almost capsized the boat of the Turkish government, partially destructed the parliament and massacred hundreds of the civilians must be dealt with measures as taken by the Turkish government.
Erdogan has hitherto banished about 30 official governors, 50 magnates, 103 Admirals and Generals and detained 6,000 soldiers. John Kerry said that the perpetrators of the coup must be brought to justice but extremes measures should be kept at caution while doing justice to the detainees.
It has also been reported that about 20,000 news websites seething with anti-government headlines have been shut down as well.
A spokesman for German chancellor, Angela Merkel said the EU was a community of values and any country that institutes death penalty would cease to be a member, in support of Federica Mogheirni warning of rebuttal of Turkish EU membership.
The refugee pact between EU and Turkey, aiming at giving Turkish people visa-free access to 26 countries has also hinged, for Erdogan has denied the key condition, Federica has declared for its EU membership.
Jean-Marc, French foreign minister regards Turkey as a ‘strategic partner’ but he urges that the response towards coup must be more democratic rather less democratic.
Whether it is the temerity of President or some democracy he ought to follow by implementing anti-terror laws like execution, Turkey has shown inflexibility to EU, the US and European countries pleadings. The fate of detainees be execution or imprisonment, justice is yet to be done.