Erdogan Could Face Arrest In Sweden After Officially Being Accused Of Genocide

Via TheAntiMedia.org,

Marking the first time Sweden - the country - has ever lodged a complaint against a head-of-state, this week five members of parliament (MPs) from the Scandinavian country officially accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide.

The MPs’ complaint alleges Erdogan has committed war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity against the Kurdish majority in Turkey’s southeast region since a truce between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and government forces fell apart in 2015.

The official complaint was filed in the Swedish International Public Prosecution Offices.

If that department decides to move forward with an investigation, warrants could be issued for the arrest of Erdogan and several other Turkish officials, such as Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

MP Carl Schlyter says he likes the idea of Erdogan potentially having limited freedom of movement in his part of the world and hopes neighboring countries will follow suit:

“If [Mr Erdogan] is hindered from roaming around in Europe and influencing European countries the way he wants, then I hope that this will affect his politics.”

Such a move against President Erdogan was only made possible by a Swedish law passed in 2014 that allows the country to hold and judge its own court cases involving genocide and crimes against humanity, regardless of where those crimes took place.

“Anyone, who in order to completely or partially destroy a national or ethnic group of people” kills or causes serious pain or injury is “guilty of genocide,” the legislation reads.

The PKK, which originally sought an independent homeland for Turkey’s 15 million Kurds, launched its insurgency back in 1984. Since that time, an estimated 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have died in the conflict.

Comments

Vageling back to basics Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:23 Permalink

"If that department decides to move forward with an investigationWhat do you think the key word is in that sentece?P.S. It will never happen"

 Not only that. Other European nations will not follow suit.As you so righteously point out... This is symbol politics. All talk, no walk.Besides, I know of some more names that committed war crimes. While there at it add those too. It contains Americans too. And we all know what the USG policy is on that ;)

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Vageling _ConanTheLiber… Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:58 Permalink

Nah. Knowing Erdogan he will crawl into the famous victim role. Raycism, Islamphobia! The Swedish are Nazi's! Muslims are the new Jews... Bla bla blah! These people ain't that smart. But this guy got some radical supporters in Europe. Hell will break loose on his command. Trust me on this one. Which in turn will divide the Turks amongst themselves even more in Europe. The long arm of Ankara reaches far. I've seen it first hand by the way. So I know what I'm talking about. 

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Ghordius Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:23 Permalink

Erdogan is just simply at war with the Kurdswhich is sad, really, because there was, after long bloodshed, a cease-fire between Turks and Kurdshe is not fighting Kurds that declare themselves to be good citizens of Turkey, and even less if they cheer for himhe is fighting Kurds that try to topple him from power, be it peacefully, democratically or... with arms"The PKK, which originally sought an independent homeland for Turkey’s 15 million Kurds, launched its insurgency back in 1984. Since that time, an estimated 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have died in the conflict. "the traditional enemies of Kurdish Independence are Turkey and Iran. note that Iraq, while under Saddam, was their enemy, toomeanwhile it's mostly Kurdish troops that are besieging Mossul, in the north of Iraqand... it's a repetition, in part, of when another Kurd, the famous Saladin was at war in the region and besieged Mossul, in 1182, i.e. nearly one millennia ago

Vageling Ghordius Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:54 Permalink

Well, I know this is pointless since I forgot the name of the town Erdogans dogs went ape shit on. After shooting the fuck out of the Kurds he simply made the place go POOF. No moar proof. Flattened down by bulldozers. Besides the PKK has all these splintered cells too. I never hear the name TAK. Which is an active militant (terror) cell. To Erdogan this all doesn't matter. And he's still not done purging. Now he arrested a bunch of IT guys. Because, ya know, Muh Coup.And he's not fighting the Kurds that are good Turks? Please... He's trying to expel them from parliament. Harrasing them every way he can. So the Kurds have two options. Roll over and play dead being second grade or get harrased. Bitten by the dog or the cat. Not fun to be a Kurd in Turkey.

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gregga777 Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:27 Permalink

Er-dog-gone is gonna send a few milions rapefugees to Sweden to make a violent regime change.  The girly girls in the Swedish military will surrender without a fight to avoid hurting the feelings of the real men in the invading Islamic Army and so as not to harm their nailpolish and lipstick.  

gespiri Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:52 Permalink

What a bunch of stupid lost hypocrites.  No wonder that country (with its beautiful people, culture, history, and landscape) will cease to exist in the future.If they want to do the right thing, they should also officially accuse Bush/Blair (Iraq and Afghanistan), the Kenyan (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria), the house of Saud (Yemen and Syria), Netanyahu (Palestine, Syria, and Iraq), Hillary/Hollande/Renzi (Libya, Syria), the bankers and New York Jews (pretty much all over the world especially 911), and the rest of the lizards that make up the deep state embedded in every western government WHICH INCLUDE SWEDEN.I'd throw in testicle-face Soros too for funding the migrant crisis in Europe which resulted in 5,000+ deaths and counting.

sinbad2 Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:28 Permalink

Putin should send Sweden a thank you card.Pushing Turkey further into the loving arms of Russia Iran and China is good for Russia/China/Iran, and bad for NATO.Turkey could refuse US ships permission to pass through the Dardenelles, which would really anger the Pentagram.

mehmet mahmudoglu Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:32 Permalink

If Ottaman did a genocide to Armanian  people,  Nobody could find an armanian people in the world. It is a big defamation.  Also Turkish people loves  Kurdish  and Kurdish people loves the Turkish.  PKK is totally different terrorist organization. That terrorist organization kills so many Kurdish people also. If Sweden tries to arrest an Turkish president  that should a war reason. 

mehmet mahmudoglu Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:32 Permalink

If Ottaman did a genocide to Armanian  people,  Nobody could find an armanian people in the world. It is a big defamation.  Also Turkish people loves  Kurdish  and Kurdish people loves the Turkish.  PKK is totally different terrorist organization. That terrorist organization kills so many Kurdish people also. If Sweden tries to arrest an Turkish president  that should a war reason. 

cbaba Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:39 Permalink

The PKK, which originally sought an independent homeland for Turkey’s 15 million Kurds, launched its insurgency back in 1984. Since that time, an estimated 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have died in the conflict. 

Let's straight the facts: the PKK is a Terrorist organization secretly funded by some kurdish origin civilians but mainly some European countries , Sweden is one of them. PKK attacked and killed Turkish soldiers and civilians, also Kurdish people who help the Turkish army to find them, they attached and killed whole Kurdish villages just because the villagers were not supporting their so called Independence movement and the people were just looking to live in peace. The Kurdish population in Turkey is not 14 million, it is around 6-7 million. 40,000 people died may be a close estimate but not mainly Kurdish, that is a blatant lie, there are equal number of people died from both Turkish and Kurdish origins. more than 95% of Turkish population consider PKK as a terrorist organization even though they claim for independence movement. PKK is active only because they are part of an international divide and concur game, now recently the US started to help a branch of PKK, PYD,  they call themselves PYD but all are same people with different group names.There are well documented thousands of cases in Turkish press where PKK attacked civilians just because they are teachers, teaching Turkish in kurdish majority regions, or Doctors, government officials who are working there. So many innocent people were killed by PKK and still it is ongoing.They usually hide among civilians and fire to Turkish officials using civilians as a shield. their only purpose is to get civilians killed so that they can claim atrocities, genocide and report these cases in Europe and get support like this.It is a shame that Sweden is looking for genocide claim when Turkish people are defending themselves from bomb attacks and the fire coming from PKK side , defending their country, but staying silent when US, Europe making genocide in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Gaza and other parts of the world.Erdogan committed other crimes and he is guilty and must be prosecuted for treason in his country but not in Sweden for a genocide claim.

OliverAnd Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:20 Permalink

Erdogan? The guy who made billions from selling sesame seed buns and lemonade from a kids mobile stand?  The one who's son in law produces cheap unreliable military equipment?  The one who through his daughter and private clinics in southern Turkey are providing medical treatment to ISIS fighters and leaders?  The one who's son is involved in the trade of stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil for weapons and services to ISIS?  The one who has allowed ISIS to use its airport to fly in fighters from all over the world using various Turkish airlines, including Turkish Airlines the official airline of ISIS? The one who's country committed genocide against Assyrians, Armenians, Pontians and Greeks?  The country who's people from central Asia who through these acts of genocide made there way to the Mediterranean?  The country/Ottoman empire who asked the Kurds for help to get rid of the Assyrians but forgot to fulfill their promise?  The country that is on occupied lands that belong to Greeks, Armenians and Kurds?  The leader of a nation that see's their occupation of Cyprus legit?  The country who knowingly aided groups that destabilized Syria resulting in the loss of lifes of thousands and thousands of innocent Syrians?  Erdogan the saviour of Qatar?  No not Erdogan... there must be a mistake.

Evil Liberals Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

A swedish MP who is against Musloid forced immigration should lodge an identical official complaint against all Swedish MP's supporting that immigration, along with members of the EU Commission and Traitor Merkel.

True Blue Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:53 Permalink

The Swedes should be more concerned about the genocide and ethnic cleansing Merkel and Ergodan et al are perpetrating in Sweden with their policies of rapefugee resettlement.