Exams scheduled for ‘our judges and our prosecutor’

Exams scheduled for ‘our judges and our prosecutor’

“Upon the demand of the Justice Ministry” is how yesterday’s announcement on the website of the ÖSYM, the central body for nationwide exams, started.

It continued by announcing that the dates of the exams had been rescheduled as such: The “Exam for Administrative Justice and Prosecutor Candidacy for Lawyers,” scheduled for Oct. 26, has been postponed to Dec. 27. The "Exam for Judicial Justice and Prosecutor Candidacy for Lawyers," scheduled for Nov. 30, has been postponed to Dec. 28.

Well, what is wrong with this?  

Two mutually complementary steps were taken. The debate at Parliament started yesterday on the bill that will facilitate the forming of a police state. The proposal includes the detention of people based on “reasonable suspicion,” the seizure of their property, and obstruction of the opposition.

On the same day, the ÖSYM website announced the postponement of exams. This announcement was also posted on the Justice Ministry’s website.

There absolutely is a connection with the announcement and the proposal at Parliament.

From five to two years

The bill at Parliament will form a police state with the label “Justice Package.”

One article in this bill looks as if it is not so important. The transition period from attorneyship to justiceship has been decreased from five years to two years. Why the rush? Well, it is because they need “their own” prosecutors and judges who will carry out the police state practices incorporated in this bill.

Exams are held for those who want to become prosecutors and judges in the administrative and judicial system. These exams are normal, they have always been held. What is not normal is the rush to postpone these exams that we saw yesterday.

They made this postponement because they are waiting for the parliamentary bill to pass, so that “lawyers from us” can take the exam, so that the road for them to become prosecutors and judges is opened.

Everything is planned and programmed. The postponement of an exam that would not normally attract any attention is actually a sign of enormous preparation. The fact that the demand for a postponement comes from the Justice Ministry reveals this preparation.

Back to unresolved murders

Meanwhile, the unresolved serial murders and strange traffic accidents are starting again, as if we were in the 1980s or 1990s.

In recent days, a distributor for the newspapers Özgür Gündem and Azadiya Welat, Kadir Bağdu, was shot in the back of his neck. Nobody has been caught.

In Van, Muhammed Latif Şener, known to be close to HÜDA-PAR was killed. Nobody has been caught.

In Şanlıurfa, former mayor of Suruç, Salih Tekinalp and his son were killed. Nobody has been caught.

In Suruç, Lebanese-American journalist Serena Shim, who had been threatened by the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was killed in a traffic accident.

When these kinds of things happen one after the other, it reminds us of unresolved murders. In order to prove that this is not so, it is essential that whoever committed these murders is caught.

One call changes all

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the following: “From our point of view, the Democratic Union Party [PYD] and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are equal [in being terrorist organizations]. Giving them arms is out of the question.”

Davutoğlu said: “We will not open the corridor [from Suruç to Kobane].”

These words’ lifespan was only three days. Obama made a phone call and weapons were airlifted to the PYD. Turkey accepted this, opened the corridor and allowed the Peshmerga to cross.

“A phone call changes all” is not something new. What comes to mind right away are Turkey's changes in stance regarding Libya, Egypt and Israel.