Tag: Turkey

Ahmet Altan: “The Rule of Law in Turkey is Dead”

Ahmet Altan: “The Rule of Law in Turkey is Dead”

On Friday 16 February, the maximum penalty requested by the Public Prosecutor of the 26th Istanbul Criminal Court was inflicted on the world-renowned intellectuals Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and four other writers and journalists. It is the aggravated life sentence. They were convicted of “subversion of the constitutional order of the Republic of Turkey, belonging to a terrorist

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Meeting between Pope Francis and Erdogan in the Vatican

Meeting between Pope Francis and Erdogan in the Vatican

The meeting held in the Vatican on 5 February between Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis represented a propaganda event useful to improve the heavily deteriorated international image of the Turkish head of state. Erdoğan seized the common view with the Vatican on the very sensitive issue of the status of Jerusalem in order to cast his positive

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Populism, Islam and the Rule of Law

Populism, Islam and the Rule of Law

On Monday 10 April, GCRL President Giulio Terzi intervened in a conference organized at the Turkish Embassy in Rome on the issues of populism, Islam and the Rule of Law. President Terzi stressed the fundamental role of the universality of human rights and the rule of law globally. He also dwelled upon the very delicate historical moment that Turkey is

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