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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Turkey seethes at criticism from US ambassador

Turkey is seething over criticism leveled at its judicial system on Thursday by United States ambassador Francis Ricciardone.
A senior member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) reacted strongly today to critical remarks from U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone regarding the Turkish judicial system.

“We are inviting Ricciardone to remain within his boundaries and limits. We are not pleased with [his remarks], we condemn and denounce them. The ambassador should know his place,” said the deputy head of the AKP, Hüseyin Çelik in televised comments on the private broadcaster Kanal A.

Ricciardone, who briefed Ankara reporters yesterday after a suicide attack targeting the embassy killed two people Feb. 1, criticized the long detention of army officers, scholars and students. “You have your military leaders, who were entrusted with the protection of this country behind bars as if they were terrorists... When a legal system produces such results and confuses people like that for terrorists, it makes it hard for American and European courts to match up,” Ricciardone had said.

Çelik noted that the U.S. envoy had in the past also commented about internal questions in Turkey, emphasizing that it was unappropriate for a diplomat to make judgments about “topics that he does not know the details of.”

“The Prime Minister had called him ‘novice ambassador.’ As it seems, Ricciardone has not yet learnd his place in that period,” said Çelik. 
My, my. A little touchy, aren't we? Too bad that with the current administration in power, the State Department will not be calling in the Turkish ambassador to have him sit on a low stool.... 

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At 4:03 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Eyes rolling. The whole thing is a trompe d'oeil, or whatever it's called. They are still just talking about Benghazi "consulate" "security." Rather than the big thing, which is the Obama Posse's gunrunning. Turkey may well have jailed army, etc. people to clear the decks for running the Libyan stockpile to Al Qaeda, who killed 3,000 of us (U.S.) one morning. One article said that a Turkish ambassador type was the last person to meet with Amb. Stevens before he was so horribly slaughtered. Rumors are that the Benghazi "affair" is about to break open, although my top interest is in Gunrunning (is it legal?) to Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, Muslim Bros, and to Drug Lords and gangbangers in Mexico, where 60k plus are dead, hundreds directly attributable to the Obama Team's Fast & Furious gunrunning. Hillary2016 is in the middle of all of it. So any Green $lu$h recipients or marcuse new left folks in the U.S. or Israel, who are planning to advocate for Hillary2016, will be my opponent. These people only think "what difference does it make." LIFE (and I'm talking about after being born... the millions of targeted abortions are another discussion) is not a priority for these Progressive Democrats.


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