Left-wing daily fears raid at behest of military prosecutor

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more July 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Left-wing daily fears raid at behest of military prosecutor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on a military prosecutor not to carry out a threat to raid the left-wing national daily Taraf in order to recover a leaked document that was the basis for a 25 June report claiming that Turkey’s intelligence services knew in advance of an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on an army unit near the Iraqi border on 21 October 2007.The attack, carried out in Daglica, in Hakkari province, resulted in 13 soldiers being killed and eight others being kidnapped.Army high command prosecutor Zekeriya Duran wrote to Taraf’s publisher on 3 July asking for the return of “this document and the others” by 7 July, failing which he would be obliged to “have recourse to the security forces” in order to recover them. The newspaper’s staff has been fearing a raid ever since the deadline passed.“We condemn the methods being used by the military prosecutor with Taraf,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A serious threat is being made against the newspaper in an attempt to force it to reveal its sources. We urge prosecutor Duran not to carry out his threat and not to conduct a search of the newspaper.”In his letter to the newspaper, Duran said he also wanted to establish how documents belonging to general staff intelligence had come into the possession of “non-competent” persons.Taraf publisher Ahmet Altan said in a 4 July editorial that “this request smells like a threat.” Claiming he was ready to give the published document to anyone who requests it, he added that the “general staff should be more explicit about the document it is referring to.”The newspaper’s staff suspect that, although against the law, a raid will be ordered by a civilian prosecutor acting at Duran’s behest.In his letter, Duran cited article 326 of the criminal code about “documents concerning state security” and article 339 on “possession of documents relative to state security” as the grounds for his request. He also said it was a crime to obtain and reveal documents of vital importance to national security. News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Pope’s crocodile’ returns to Cuba ahead of papal trip

first_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Archbishop Giovanni Becciu wished the Cuban crocodile a good journeyPope Benedict has sent one of his top advisers to attend a send-off ceremony for a Cuban crocodile at Rome zoo.The rare and endangered animal had been illegally smuggled into Italy from Cuba and became known as the “Pope’s crocodile” after Rome zoo officials took it along to a papal audience.The Catholic Church has had difficult relations with the Cuban government.But analysts say the symbolism of the Pope’s gesture ahead of his trip to Cuba will not go unnoticed.Former Vatican diplomatic representative to Cuba Giovanni Becciu wished the crocodile a good journey and said he was sure “the people of such a magical and enchanted island will give as warm a welcome to the crocodile as they will to the Pope”. ‘Pope’s crocodile’The two-year-old miniature Cuban crocodile (crocodylus rhombifer) was confiscated by Italian custom officials.They found it hidden inside a sock in a suitcase belonging to an Italian tourist, who had caught it in Cuba.It was looked after by keepers at Rome zoo, who took it along to a general audience by the Pope in January.The Pope seemed fascinated by the reptile and even touched it.Rome zoo organised a lavish send-off for the animal, attended by children waving Vatican, Cuban, and Italian flags.The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says the reptile left the zoo in style, in a wooden box placed inside a black limousine.It will be flown to Havana zoo, and later released back into nature. Benedict XVI departs for his trip to Mexico and Cuba on 26 March. He will arrive in the eastern city of Santiago, where he will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro.During his time on the island, the Pope will a visit the shrine of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre and travel to Havana, where he will say mass in the main plaza. BBC Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! FaithInternationalLifestylePrint ‘Pope’s crocodile’ returns to Cuba ahead of papal trip by: – March 14, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Dec. 19-21, 2013

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