Turkey Detains 449 People For Criticizing Invasion Of Syria On Social Media

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com,

Erdogan Spokesman: Opposing War Means Glorifying Terrorism

As Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria continues, so too does their policy of arresting anyone seen as even sort of opposed to the attack.

The Turkish Interior Ministry now says 449 people have been detained for criticizing the war on social media, and 124 more detained for taking part in actual protests.

Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest against Turkey’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin region, in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey’s Erdogan government doesn’t have a lot of patience for dissent, or for Kurds.

Unsurprisingly, dissent about a war against Kurds is being cracked down on intensely. Erdogan’s spokesman warned that statements criticizing the war amount to statements “glorifying terrorism,” and that the government is just enforcing the law as written.

With Turkey’s largely state-run media praising the war, public support for it is still relatively strong.

Opposition is mostly in the ethnic Kurdish region, which Turkey is more than willing to crack down on at any rate, and political opponents.

When other NGOs issue statements against the war, as did a medical union in the country, President Erdogan has condemned them as traitors, and arrested 11 of their senior members for a statement calling for “peace immediately.”

With the war continuing and casualties rising, war exhaustion is inevitable. For now,however, expressing opposition to the conflict is a very dangerous crime indeed in Turkey.


giovanni_f peddling-fiction Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:18 Permalink

Already there. Turkey is late: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/01/sweden-71-year-old-man-prosecuted-fo…

Because, you know, they enrich us with their diversity, open mentality and fresh look at things like rape: https://www.facebook.com/Eyes.on.Sweden/videos/1706895512901879/

For the minority-junta of liberals is entitled to lecture us, the majority, about what is correct and what is not, and when and how: Member of European parliament, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, publicly boasts his sexual experiences with children aged 6 years

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BobEore peddling-fiction Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:12 Permalink

Huh? Even you are catching on at last? Good show!

Shows what the persistent application of 'truth in media' can do... overcoming the application of Mengele MK Ultra mind control in its most obvious victims.

Now that we're back on track ... when, back in July of 2016, I presciently postulated that the TERROR STATE which had arrived in my country -as the result of a phony coup by a government against itself- would prove to be the template by which the sly face of kabbalistic talmudism was about to insert itself over the sad visage of lady Liberty herself,

"it is enough to note the final emergence of the new approved media meme which will accompany and abet that takedown - and with it, the final fall of the west! In the grip of said meme, the whole of the "exceptionalist" western world will be happy to oblige their enemies with their own downfall - as long as they are given the starring role in the production as always! With the final warning issued - to fall inevitably on deaf ears - as to what could be expected from the sequence of events leading to Israel's covert coup in Ankara -

everything that could be done to alert the Exceptionalists of the west to their imminent peril - was done. To no avail. Nothing, you see, nothing at all exists in the imagination of the Occidental Exceptionalist except their own virtualized reality and their own version of how thing work." (july 30 2016)

I could not have known that a whole industry of auto- asphxsiating nail-gun to noggin nutjobbers would grow up around that sad truth! But hey! I sure learned. And now y'all will too. Much too late, of course, in the day to be able to pull this JONESTOWN 2.0 outta the fire before the orange-haired nero burns DC down.

You got doctors, lawyers, teachers, journos, workin folk n just plain folk ... all locked up or murdered here... all them POINTY HEADED INTELLECTUAL TYPES like what trouble TARDNATIONAL special 'genius' types with their goin on bout stuff...

all safely 'taken care of' here in TERROR LAND... AND

your phreakin tongues are hanging outta your (orifice of choice)just beggin for it to happen - all over agin - to you.

Anatolia Calling: The Terror Template has Arrived...

comin to a place near you. Real soon.

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Alexander De Large peddling-fiction Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

Good.  We need this kind of freedom in America.

Americans who love this country and everything about it need to be free to do that without America-haters hating the US and ruining the freedoms of Patriots. Antisemitism along with criticism of the central banks and our most precious resource, equities, means ZH needs to be shut down and its writers arrested like in Turkey.

Criticism of the stock market is treasonous and seditious, even worse than criticism of our military, foreign policy, domestic law enforcement, or domestic spying operations to keep America SafeGreat, which ZH is guilty of on all counts.

#shutitdown #Arrest Bearish Financial Blog Staffs For Treason #Hangthem!

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holgerdanske peddling-fiction Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:24 Permalink

I too am critical of Turkey's presence in Syria!

And, BTW, Assange should be released no questions asked.

Is anyone going to spearhead that? Somebody in London?

Can't we get 10000 people to mill around there at any time, just to focus attention on the rotten judicial system in Britain.

There must be enough people available to do this on an ongoing basis.


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Joe A Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:15 Permalink

Democracy and freedom of thought and expression are under threat everywhere. We live in defining times. We will live in democracies and free societies or under worldwide dictatorship?

Expat Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:52 Permalink

I guess they are "unpatriotic" and "treasonous".  Oh, wait.  Those terms are reserved for people who don't applaud the Donald.

wattie Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:53 Permalink

America locks up lots of people in Guantanamo for years without charge, or trial or justification.....or publicity.


Fu** off with the holier than thou nonsense.




USofAzzDownWeGo Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:55 Permalink

During the Bolshevik(Jewshevik) Revolution if you were against communism you were considered antisemetic. Being anti semetic in Russia was punishable by death. It enrages me that we can never get a movie about this horrific REAL holocaust based on what really happened. Not like the real holohoax in WW2. so many people were murdered in cold blood and it was all by the jews. No one has a fucking clue it ever happened. Then those mother fuckers infiltrated the US. 

Faeriedust USofAzzDownWeGo Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:19 Permalink

You're dealing with corruption of records.  All records during WWII were re-written to sanitize the Bolsheviks because they were our WWII allies.  And government censorship during WWII was extremely efficient.  That means that the original ills of the Bolshevik Revolution, those that had managed to escape Bolshevik/Stalinist censorship AND get translated into a Western language accessible to the majority, were pared down more completely in 1940-1946.  After that the government produced plenty of anti-Russian propaganda, but much of the source material had already been lost.  And of course, after WWII any material critical of Jews (of which plenty was available beforehand) was purged.  The Memory Hole has always existed.

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niemand USofAzzDownWeGo Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:20 Permalink

some know..never forget, never forgive

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Nobel-Prize-winning novelist, historian and critic of Communist totalitarianism:
"You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the "Russian Revolution." It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators."

The worst genocide in history wasn't the Holocaust ... in fact, it was perpetrated by members of the very same group of people who claim they were the victims of one. And it took the lives of 66 million (Solzhenitsyn's estimate of those who perished between 1918 and 1957), not 6 million.

Few outside of Russia and the former USSR are aware of it, and that's the way the powers that be in Western countries want to keep it. You cannot get Solzhenitsyn's book "Two Hundred Years Together" in English, as it's blacklisted in English-speaking countries, and no major publisher will touch it. Just as concerning, no one's ever made it past translating more than 60% of the two-volume work online.


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MK ULTRA Alpha niemand Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:11 Permalink

The Khazar Gypsies calling themselves Jews did it.

It was the greatest kill off in world history. It was led by inbred Khazarian Jews. The Americans have been brainwashed to allow the Jews to destroy them without question.

The inbred species in this country calling themselves Jews are Eastern European Khazars. They were written into the religious history when the Byzantine Empire rewrote the Bible.

The world is constantly disrupted, confused and programmed because the Jews control Western media.

It's interesting how the US is in a lock down and the noose tightens and these brainwashed American fools can't correlate their history with the reality they now live. They've lost their country and I doubt we will see peace in my life time.

The US is like some alien world as the inbred species took over pitting each American against the other, so no one will question the reality they're forced to live by this inbred species called the Jew. The American will not question and will not do the research proving the danger they face.

The American already robbed and broken down, morally, financially and politically broken, the same Communist Jews who murdered the entire White Russian Middle Class Christians, over 20 million in the first phase of the take over are working in the US, feverishly to move all wealth into the hands of the Jews, pass laws taking our freedoms, censoring any questioning of what they're doing and still we have brainwashed Americans holding to a book which was rewritten many times, telling them just bow down and accept your fate without question.

Look it's a Jew, it's all true, GIVE ME YOUR MONEY.


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MK ULTRA Alpha MK ULTRA Alpha Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:24 Permalink

It's even funnier than that, the stupid Americans have their food taxed by the Jews. It's the Rabbi Tax which in Israel it's call extortion.

Go to your pantry, look at the cans and other products, do you see the circle with a U or a K, these symbols means the company had to pay a tax to the Jews. If not then the company would be boycotted.

The U stands for Union of Orthodox Rabbis. In New York and New Jersey, the state government has the department of Kosher, the only beef and chicken and goats in the state must have their throats cut and blood drained by an Orthodox Rabbi.

The Kosher tax is like a mafia extortion racket. Even the trucks moving food to grocery have to pay, even plastic products must pay. A payment is made when a Rabbi visits the food production plant, does a walk through and is paid, no laboratory, no expert food safety, just a Rabbi getting paid.

How many knew about the food tax? I've added it up, it's over $200 a year for every American. Nothing in the media, why, because they control the media. And when someone did investigate, no data is released, and howls of protest for questioning the Jews. They even have a web site singing the virtues of paying the food extortion tax.

So in America there is a food tax. And don't forget all those hard core communist Jews/Khazars which came after the fall of the Soviet Union, kind of got a little communist here since then, didn't it?

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BobEore Got The Wrong No Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:08 Permalink

I believe our snarly friend knows that very well,
and is attempting a rather thin effort at repartee! All is well however...
I's a patient bloke, and know that learning comes in small increments. It is indeed, mostly a matter of breaking with habit.

The fellow will respond to therapy, with time. A good start would be eschewing reliance upon his disconnect 'vote meter' and gathering himself instead, to the task of offering up intelligent efforts at communicating, as well as taking up the task of learning new data.

At any rate, he somehow came up with the genius idea that WW3 will start here. That's a very good start, and I suggest we put no more pressure on him for now!

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