The referendum in Turkey is to give the president Erdogan nearly total dictatorial powers. But can a Fascist Dictator really be Elected?
YES because in this case Erdogan has already seized dictatorial powers.. he’s supposed to be a generally symbolic president yet see below the endless list of atrocities he has ordered.
But is he a fascist? Well, he is the absolute power in the populist far right AKP party which advocates extermination of 18 million kurds and the creation of an Ottoman Empire.
Though he screams and bullies abroad he is at home a master manipulator, head of a criminal family and business mafia, adept at abusing nationalist, sexist and racial prejudices and feelings of resentment (even working class resentment against rich europeans) to whip up frenzied mob fervour and pursue witch-hunts against Kurds, leftists, feminists, Gulanists, minorities and anyone who dares to criticize him (or is a friend or family of any of the above).
There are already 800 more pro-Kurdish, feminist and left-wing civilians detained in Turkey in just 48 hours.
Meanwhile theTurkish state is receiving billions from European taxpayers in blackmail money to not to send refugees North.
And both the USA and Russia are wooing the dictator Erdogan as a strategic partner and customer in their insane capitalist expansion, To the extent that both give permission to invade Syria and to bomb and shell SDF and YPG/YPJ areas practising non ethnic, non religious and anti sexist direct democracy.. to replace them with factions of whatever crazed jihadi drug addicts they can find, as long as they are pro-Turkey.
On the same day a truce finally took effect the ‘new Hitler Erdogan’ ordered his invasion force to attack the non sectarian, anti sexist, multi ethnic SDF.. launching a new war.
Turkey, Islamist groups attack Kurdish forces despite truce in Syria
ARA News….. Aleppo – The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) reported on Friday that their positions were being attacked by Turkey’s military and Islamist rebels. The anti-YPG offensive targeted military installations across northern Aleppo Governorate.
“The Turkish Army and allied jihadist groups launched a renewed offensive in the Kurdish areas of Rojava, targeting YPG headquarters with heavy weapons and airstrikes,” the Protection Unit’s leadership said in a statement.Turkey has a modern, largely US equipped, Nato army of 300,000 soldiers, though mostly conscripts, and over 5000 tanks.
The few hours that the assault lasted are serving the Turkish president very well. Without any trial, without evidence, without elements of judgment, without international observers, Erdogan continues with his purge … without limits.
A state Emergency Decree, has served, to detain 195,000 opponents, dissidents or simply unconnected people. The figures have been compiled by the Istanbul Human Rights Association (İHD) which has presented them in front of Bakırköy women’s prison.
The report stressed that women prisoners are ‘being killed by solitary confinement’, it demanded the release of the women prisoners with illnesses and denounced the defenceless situation of the children who are incarcerated with their mothers.
In total there are 510 children prisoners under 6 years old.
..’Erdogan is by now clearly mentally unfit to hold office. His worsening paranoid schizophrenic symptoms, linked to his extreme megalomania has led him to force a civil war with the 18 million Kurdish minority, who were well embarked on a process of peaceful integration. Gaining popularity and power in a controlled press by his xenophobic excesses his paranoid obsession with possible enemies has nevertheless let loose massive purges, torture, blackmail and invasions in Syria and Iraq that would make dictators like Pol Pot or Josef Stalin blush’.
original en castellano
Erdogan ya ha detenido 195.000 personas desde el supuesto golpe
from Kurdis Cat, Las pocas horas que duró la asonada les están sirviendo de mucho al presidente turco. Sin ningún juicio, sin pruebas, sin elementos de juicio, sin observadores internacionales Erdogan sigue con su purga… sin límite.
El OHAL, decreto de Estado de Urgencia, ha servido, para detener a 195.000 opositores, disidentes o, simplemente, no afectos. Las cifras las ha recopilado la Asociación de Derechos Humanos ( İHD) de Estambul que las ha presentado frente a la prisión de mujeres de Bakırköy.
En la misma denunció que “el aislamiento de las presas las mata”, solicitó la libertad de las presas enfermas y denunció la situación de indefensión de los niños que están encarcelados con sus madres.
En total se trata de 510 menores de 6 años.
La asociación ha cifrado en 5.971 las personas menores de edad que están en cárceles de Erdogan y 79 más por ser LGTB.
Los principales problemas que sufren los presos de Erdogan son una nutrición muy deficiente y con alimentos poco saludables que originan en el malestar estomacal o falta de higiene en celdas de 6-7 personas.
Sin embargo la situación peor es para los/las presos/as políticos/as: son sometidos/as a torturas en la cárcel y a desnudos forzados.
Spectacular victories in Rojava for the growing SDF revolutionary democratic coalition with three separate offensives.
The last and biggest ISIS base north of Raqqa in Tal as-Salam has been totally taken over, completing the 1st phase of the campaign in record time. Now SDF plan to encircle the ISIS capital and are convening a new multi ethnic, multi religion Raqqa Council to run it, ( as worked so well in Manbij which also is not a Kurdish city) if it can be conquered..
Meanwhile in ISIS held Al Bab area to the west the dramatic situation is changing hourly as The SDF breaks through from east and west and Turkey attacks from the north to block them seizing Al Bab city.
JINHA News Offices have been closed down and sealed this morning by the police of the conservative Islamist regime of R. T. Erdogan. The news agency offered written and audiovisual content about women in general and globally.
Its closure is a victory for machismo that wants women invisible, his voice and his worldview. The last few remaining Kurdish media including Women only news agency JINHA & DIHA, Azadiya Welat were closed with new statutory decrees in Turkey.
With JINHA, the Turkish government has closed a dozen newspapers, publications and six Kurdish news agency Dihao.
Erdogan succeeded in his coup of July 15, and now closes the media.
Not only that, yesterday 1,267 more Turkish academic teaching staff were sacked. And, as always, a huge silence, bitter and infinite, from world public opinion, and especially its institutions. This is impunity.
JINHA News ha quedat precintada aquest matí. Ahir fou clausurada pel règim islamista conservador de R. T. Erdogan. L’agència de notícies oferia continguts escrits i audiovisuals sobre aspecte de les dones en general i a nivell mundial. El seu tancament suposa una victòria del masclisme que vol invisibilitzar les dones, la seva veu i la seva visió del món. La seu a Amed ha quedat tancada.
BREAKING: Turkish government shuts pro-Kurdish/opposition 10 newspapers, 3 magazines & major Kurdish agencies #DİHA/#JİNHA under decree-law
Amb JINHA,el govern turc ha clausurat una desena de diaris, sis publicacions i l’agència de notícies kurda DIHA. Quan triomfa un cop d’estat, el més habitual és que els colpistes tanquin mitjans de comunicació no afins. Erdogan va triomfar en el seu cop d’estat del 15 de juliol, un auto cop, i ara tanca mitjans.
Imagine the scandal if the USA were to fire 11,285 black teachers on suspicion of supporting ‘Black Lives Matter’. Would that be news?The all powerful Turkish leader Erdogan just dismissed 11,285 Kurdish teachers for maybe not supporting a military crackdown, mass state murders and prohibition of their own language. But you won’t read this in the NY Times, or see it on the BBC or CNN.
Imagine the British Tories sacking 11,285 muslim teachers on suspicion of supporting Islam. Would that be news?
Yesterday some of the fired Kurdish teachers from the KESK union came out to protest in Diyarbakir (Amed in Turkish), but were attacked, arrested or beaten by police. ( see photos). But you won’t read about that anywhere but in tiny blogs like this or the banned Kurdish media.
Imagine if the Russians or Chinese or Mexicans were to fire 11,285 indigenous teachers for ‘membership of a subversive Trade Union’. Would that be news?
The transparent pretext for sacking some of the Kurdish teachers was that many belonged to a left wing teachers union, the KESK. But you won’t see any western trade unions or teachers coming out in sympathy with their Kurdish colleagues.