You can’t insult anyone in the TRNC through the press or media…
If you do, the person or persons who claim “they were insulted” can take you to court.
So then, what is it that is being aimed at with the proposed legislative amendments?
It’s quite simple:
To grant, not the judges but the politicians, the right to say, “This is a matter of national interest, the water has come from Anamur, this was made possible by our Motherland, the election ban was not violated because Erdoğan spoke at the ceremony, and the person who allowed the event to be broadcasted is not guilty, but a hero.”
Ersin Tatar, himself stated, “they call me ‘dishonest’, ‘dishonourable’, ‘a clown’, ‘immoral’ and ‘an idiot'” …
To use such “expressions” against the president is a “punishable” act in this country.
Who then hands down the punishment?
The concept of separation of powers is an extremely important concept in terms of democracy!
Well then, what is it that they want to change?
It is an attempt, as in the example of Ersin Tatar who claims “to have been offended by what has been said”, to protect Him and silence all those who criticise Him by somehow “bypassing the Judiciary”.
They forcefully picked up and detained 20 journalists in Diyarbakır from their homes…
On grounds of “terrorism or harbouring terrorists…”!
What about the court’s decision?
Are these journalists truly guilty?
No, they are not guilty until the court proves so. More importantly, these people are certainly not members of an armed terrorist group!
Ok, many elected mayors in Turkey were removed from office based on the same “rationale” and replaced by “trustees”…
Then what is being demanded in the TRNC?
The exact same thing!
It is somewhat an attempt to bring the judiciary under the control of those who run the executive.
The statements issued by Tatar and almost all members of the government as well as the Speaker of Parliament following the imprisonment of BRTK’s Director are, according to our system, an “intervention in our judiciary”; they are unlawful and immoral, and in democratic countries would be grounds for resignation. However, according to the system they are attempting to bring to the TRNC, it is an act of “heroism”!
My dear Sir, the protocol signed with Turkey contains serious “provisions” that will enable our country to stand on its feet economically and financially…
That is what Sunat Atun said…
He may be right or more than right for that matter…
However, the legal amendments mentioned in the protocol which Tatar and the government persistently defend will completely change the structure of society. We’re talking about a serious “act” that will prevent Turkish Cypriots from having a democratic state governed by the rule of law.
What is the solution?
Of course, it is the government that will implement the protocol.
We would be fine with several economic measures, as long as our communal identity and culture and the very values and way of life, even included in the TMT oath, are “without prejudice” preserved. If good things happen, we could even be encouraged to vote in the next elections.
But the slogan adopted by the Journalists’ Association says it all, “Freedom is bigger than you, hands off!” …
Are people swearing at Tatar?
I wish it was only swearing!
The situation is such that even children are making fun of him!
The jokes about him have far exceeded those made about Yıldırım Akbulut (Translator’s note: former Turkish Prime Minister)…
Let me note that Akbulut was laughing with the jokes made about him and not once did he take insult or take someone to court!
What about Tatar?
Tatar is truly desperate, he is alone, he is in a state of not knowing what to do, he has no task to fulfil. All he does is awkwardly “advertise” himself by going on a TV programme and complaining that “they call me ‘dishonest’, ‘dishonourable’, ‘a clown’, ‘an immoral person’ and ‘an idiot'”. In short, Tatar instead of complaining about the adjectives ascribed to him – “Miss, Miss they are swearing at me” – should instead seek to find an answer to the question, “what can I do to stop people swearing at me?”
Today is Sunday…
Let me tell you a joke…
Tatar attended the inauguration of a library the other day.
Accompanying him was the Minister of Education… At one point he picked up a book and turned around asking the Minister of Education Nazım Çavuşoğlu, “Nazım, what’s this, what’s this, what’s this?” … Nazım Çavuşoğlu replied, “It’s a book!”
A War between Turkey and Greece?
Tayyip Erdoğan’s desire to enter a war with Greece just because “he wants to be re-elected” or because “he wants to postpone the elections fearing he will lose,” or because Greece indeed “was asking for it”, will result in nothing more than the death of thousands of poor people, will drag the two countries already struggling economically into further poverty and reignite the feelings of hostility the two feel against each other. Nothing more.
So, what about us?
You mean in Cyprus?
At least 10,000 Turkish Cypriots working in the South will automatically lose their jobs, and their families will perish.
The tourism sector is already in a coma and it would be like switching off the life support machine it is on.
Many petrol stations, supermarkets and restaurants, and especially casinos will be left without customers.
The moment that Larnaca and Paphos are off-limits, the Turkish Cypriot community is for sure imprisoned.
“War” is madness!
“War” is death!
It is only the death of the poor!
“War” is destruction!
Primarily, the destruction of the Turkish Cypriot community!
Greek Cypriots, Greeks, Turkish Cypriots and the peoples of Anatolia are all brothers and sisters…
Peace above everything…
Friendship above everything…
So good you are ALL here…