"On Thursday a court in Istanbul ordered that Cumhuriyet newspaper’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar, and Erdem Gul, the Ankara bureau chief, be jailed pending trial on charges of political and military espionage. Their crime: publishing images which allege to show Turkey’s intelligence agency shipping weapons to Syria.With friends like these who needs enemies?
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the allegations as baseless this week: "Those trucks were trucks carrying aid to our Bayirbucak Turkmen," he said, referring to a Turkic tribe backed by Turkey that’s resident in northern Syria, where civil war has been raging for four years.
As to whether the trucks were carrying arms: "So what if they were, so what if they weren’t?" he said."
Friday, November 27, 2015
Whose Side is Turkey On?
As per Bloomberg: