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31 December 1999
Turkey – civilised state or terrorist state?
A state that is signatory to two international conventions against torture and yet has the stigma of using systematic torture and violating the human rights of its own people, especially those accused of 'political crimes'...

TURKEY Civilised state or terrorist state?



A state that is signatory to two international conventions against torture and yet has the stigma of using systematic torture and violating the human rights of its own people, especially those accused of 'political crimes'. Amnesty International and the Human Rights Association of Turkey (IHD) have reported widely on the country's deteriorating human rights record, on the disappearances and extrajudicial executions.

A State engaged in the systematic destruction of Kurdish villages and communities and a genocidal war against the Kurdish people.

A State responsible for the first holocaust of the 20th century - the murder of millions of Armenians.

A State that stands in defiance of over 100 United Nations and Security Council resolutions that call for the withdrawal of Turkish occupation forces from Cyprus.

A State that denies over 200,000 Greek Cypriot refugees the right to return to their homes and lands in defiance of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (Loizidou vs Turkey) which confirmed that the Greek Cypriot refugees are the legitimate owners of their stolen properties in occupied Cyprus.

A State that refuses to disclose the fate of 1,619 missing Greek Cypriots who 'disappeared' after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

A State that has no regard for human life or basic human rights and continues to torture its own people, including women and young children.

Turkey - a pariah among nations must:

Be made to abide by the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the Titina Loizidou vs Turkey case or be expelled from the Council of Europe.

Show respect for the human rights of the Kurdish people.

Remove its army of occupation and the tens of thousands of Turkish colonists from Cyprus and allow the Greek Cypriot refugees to return to and enjoy their homes and properties.

Be made to show respect for United Nations resolutions, international law and civilised norms of behaviour.

TURKEY A TERRORIST STATE - THE SHAME OF EUROPE!

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