High time to say ‘stop’ to special authorization
The problem of “special authorities” lies behind the chaos being experienced nowadays. The practice that is summarized as “catalog crimes” (Article 250 of Law of Criminal Procedure): a nonsense that has nothing to do with the legal system is now out of hand.
When columnist Taha Akyol openly said “enough,” he drew attention to an important point. If you empower the public prosecutor and the judge with “special powers” and tolerate those powers being used without any restriction, then this is what happens. Rules are broken, established practices are shattered. Chiefs of General Staff are treated like ordinary criminals, people are assumed to have formed illegal organizations, people are wiretapped and the system is shaken to its foundations.
I suppose all of us can see how these practices destroy our legal system. Unfortunately, the government insisted on not seeing it.
I wonder if the ruling party will finally decide to say “enough” when the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) undersecretaries are called to testify.
Really, it is enough…
[HH] Aydınlar convinced me
Two people left their marks on this past week. One of them is the specially authorized public prosecutor who called the MİT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan to testify, and the other is the former head of the Turkish Football Federation M. Ali Aydınlar, who was on the TV show “32nd Day” Thursday evening.
A lot has been said against him: that he is incompetent that he delayed, that he is a bad manager. However, Aydınlar was so open and clear in the 90-minute interview that, to be frank, I was convinced.
He harshly criticized Fenerbahçe’s stance. He explained the “hesitant” attitude of head of Beşiktaş, Yıldırım Demirören
This is the picture I see: He made huge efforts, all in good will, to save the league and to avoid Turkish football’s isolation in the international arena, but because of the uncompromising attitude of the club presidents he has been exhausted.
I was convinced by M. Ali Aydınlar.
[HH] Why is the Religious Affairs Directorate silent?
The General Directorate of Religious Affairs has many ambitious projects for the future. However, a recently published report had some interesting figures: A total of 20,000 patients are on the waiting list for organ donations, while there were only 320 donations in 2011. The patients waiting for organs will soon die. The organs that might help them live are being buried.
The reason for that is the widespread belief in our country that organ transplants are against our religion.
I looked for this topic among the strategies and projects of the Religious Affairs Directorate. I was hoping for a campaign that would give life to those patients, one that would wipe away the superstition that organ transplant is a sin, one that would encourage donations.
I could not find anything. Could it be that the directorate prefers to keep silent on this topic?
[HH] Bravo Turkcell
They have come up with a wonderful idea. Turkey’s leading mobile phone company Turkcell has launched a marvelous campaign to build houses for teachers in the earthquake-stricken eastern province of Van. Together with the Education Ministry and the Turkish Educational Foundation (TEV), it kicked off the campaign with a 5 million Turkish Liras donation. A wonderful TV advertisement has been made to encourage people to donate.
We should all congratulate Turkcell.
Would you also like to join? It’s very easy: On your cell phone, write VAN and send it to 5283. You will be donating only 5 liras.