Dienstag, 26.12.2017 / 11:37 Uhr

Türkei: Straffreiheit für 'Tötung von Terroristen'

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Der türkische Präisident hat ein verheerendes neues Dekret erlassen, das jeder Privatperson, die im Zusammenhang mit dem Putsch des letzten Jahres Gewalt angewendet hat, Straffreiheit gewährt:

“If a citizen takes action to suppress terror activities or anything following up to it, then they cannot be put on trial.”

Dieses Dekret sei de facto ein Aufruf zum staatlich sanktionierten Mord, kritisiert die kurdische Anwaltsorganisation. Und sie dürften damit nur allzu recht haben:

The lawyers’ groups said the measure was vaguely-worded and could lead to violence.

“People will start shooting each other in the head on the streets. How will you prevent this?” Metin Feyzioglu, the head of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, said in a video response.

“So you have brought out an article that leaves civilians killing and lynching each other unpunished and without compensation. Are you aware of what you have done Mr. President?”

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said it would appeal the decree at the constitutional court.

In a rare show of opposition, Abdullah Gul, a former president and longtime ally of President Tayyip Erdogan, said the wording of the article was worrisome, adding that he hoped it would be revised to prevent problems in the future.