After recent arrests of a number of journalists, the European Parliament adopted a report critical of violations of press freedoms in Turkey. Among those who were arrested are investigative journalists Nedim Şık and Ahmet Şener, whose work have brought to light the infraction of rules and irregularities in the infamous Ergenekon trial as well as the infiltration of the Turkish police force by the subversive islamic sect of Fetullah Gülen, a.k.a. the Khomeini of Turkey. The secretive group,also called the Gülen movement,has a global organizational structure and pursues as a strategic goal the toppling of the secular regime in Turkey and the establishment of an Islamic caliphate.
The European Parliament “is concerned about the deterioration in freedom of the press, about certain acts of censorship and about growing self-censorship within the Turkish media, including on the Internet [and] calls on the Turkish government to uphold the principles of press freedom,” said the non-binding report penned by the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur, Ria Oomen-Ruijten, a Dutch Christian Democrat politician. For a full version of the article in the Turkish daily Hurriyet, please follow the link.
Two days after the publication of the report, Islamofascist Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the European Parliament, calling the report and its authors “imbalanced.” He added that “they [the EU] will continue writing reports and we will continue going our way,” blatantly dismissing Europe’s concern for the jailing of journalists and reporters for obviously political reasons.