Turkey's justice ministry said on Friday that the European Court of Human Rights had rejected half of the almost 25,000 appeals submitted by Turkish citizens affected by the purge following last year's failed coup.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might receive an arrest warrant from Sweden after the European lawmakers filed a complaint against the Turkish leader, accusing him of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. "Maybe we are not aware of that right now because we are living in it, but we are leaving a very important legacy to the future generations", he told the crowd.More news: GOP operative who hunted for Hillary Clinton's emails killed himself
If Mr. Erdogan assumes that non-AKP devout Muslims are Gulenists or Islamist rivals, and Leftists, liberals, Kurds, secularists and others are enemies as well, that probably places a good deal more than half of Turkey's population in the "terrorist" camp. "If media misuses every kind of freedom in order to destabilize the country... they will have to face justice as well", he said. "We are relaxed", added the Turkish President, noting that Turkey "is able to stand on two feet".
Betul Sayan Kaya was also critical of the western media over what she said was a prejudiced manner in which they reported on human rights and democracy in Turkey.
Addressing a function in Ankara, he said the emergency rule will not be lifted untill Turkey needs to fight against terrorism.More news: Juventus join chase for Nemanja Matic
The Turkish military, which has long seen itself as the ultimate guardian of the secular revolution launched by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish state, had staged a series of coups against democratically elected governments from 1960 to 1997.
The protesters have issued a series of demands that include restoring parliament's authority, lifting the state of emergency, re-establishing judicial independence and releasing detainees. To date, some 155,000 people have been detained, 50,000 have been jailed and 140,000 dismissed from their jobs on suspicion of having been involved in the coup.More news: Shah Rukh Khan gives desi feels driving a tractor in Punjab
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