International Reactions to Ergenekon Arrests
The Closure Case is being watched all over the world and the reactions against the case still continue to come in. From the US, deputy Tom Casey says the US would expect the Turkish courts would consider the will of the people in making their decision. France, which took over the EU's presidency, gave the message that the Closure Case will make Turkiye's EU bid more remote.
Tom Casey was the first to make a comment on the investigation of Ergenekon. Casey, who said the issue is a matter of Turkish democracy, underlined the US were closely watching the developments. However, there has been no formal announcement from the EU side. PACE shows its stance against the crime organizations in the Turkiye report. Turkiye-EU joint commission leader and co-chair of Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Joost Lagendijk said there is no connection between the latest detentions against the Ergenekon.
International news agencies have widely covered the story of detention in the frame of the Ergenekon investigation. Financial Times, which was the first to headline the developments in Turkiye concerning the Ergenekon investigation, commented, "Fears grow over Turkiye's long-term stability"
The Independent headlined the report "Two Turkish generals held over plot to kill Nobel laureate" The daily emphasized that the arrests marked a sudden intensification of a power struggle consuming the country. The report also read the plotters' plan, allegedly, was to assassinate certain figures in Turkiye as part of a campaign to destabilize Turkish society and force military intervention.
Times on its headline read, "The decision of trying to ban the ruling party is disastrous." The report also said the counting on old generation of generals by the allies would light up the country which could lead to polarization.
British daily, the Guardian reports in its editorial with the title "Democracy and Law" said that Turkiye have arrived at this point because the old elite who have been influential in Turkish politics could not accept the rise of new social groups.
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