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Paris' Deadly Islamist Terrorist attack on Civilians = Crossroads (Chechnya, Merah, Italy, World+) ?

Written by ACM
Saturday, 12 May 2018
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(UPDATED)- Grown at Cultural Ghettos in Strasbourg, where he received Shelter, Refugee status, Education +French Citizenship, a Chechen-Origin Islamist Terrorist Cowardly Targetted with a 10 cm-Long Knife Defenceless Peaceful Civilian People, murdering a Youngster, gravely Wounding a 54 Years Old Woman in a Life-Threatening situation, and making 7 More various Victims, during a 20 Minutes Horror Stroll at Central Paris' Opera cosy Streets, (where even French President Macron and his Wife made a Private Visit recently), while ISIS rapidly Revendicated the Attack and posted a Video of "Allegeance" from the "Allah Akbar"-crying Bloody Killer of Civilians.

He seems, in Fact, to stand at a Multi-Facet "CrossRoads" of very Serious Questions with Wide, Topical Importance, both in France and in the rest of Europe, including Russia, but even in nowadays World :

 

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- First of all, How is it possible for a Chechen whose Family seeked and Found Asylum and Refugee Status in France, already as Early as since the Beginning of the 2.000s, Shelter, National Citizenship and Education, (up to his "Bac" National Diploma, giving a Right to eventually enter for studies in University), as well as a fair possibility to Practice its "Religious" Muslim Beliefs,

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to Suddenly, Reveal personal Links to a Jihadist who droped a Job offered by a Municipality on Digital Technologies, in order to Join ISIS in Syria, from where he Threatened France with even Worse Massacres after the 2015 Bloody Mass Killings which Targetted many Civilian People in Paris at the "Bataclan" and elsewhere on Late Autumn 2015, (a 1st "Friend"),

 

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as well as with anOther Controversial Pal, just Arrested by French Police with a T-Shirt Inscription "Defend Grozny !", and Pictures of "Kalashnikof" Guns everywhere, as a Locacious Photo clearly shows when he is taken away from his Appartment at the "Cosy" University Quarter of Strasbourg's "London Street" (a 2nd "Friend"),

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before becoming even Himself an Official "Suspect" of Violent Extremist Islamism Marked by an "S" Card, and Finishing by Cowardly Targetting Defenseless Civilian People, including an Old Woman, with a Bloody Knife of a Brutal Street Killer at the Heart of Paris ?         

 

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Is it just another Recent "Failure" of the Traditional French Socio-Cultural "Integration", (which used to be Famous, Back on the First Half of the 20th Century, with a Different kind of Migrants), or something Else, even More Worrying ?

Head of Russia’s North Caucasian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, placed Responsibility for the Upbringing and Education of the Paris' Stabber on the Society he found in some Local Cultural Ghettos in France : - "Chechnya is Only is Birth place, But he Grew up in a Society in France, where his Personality, with his Views and Principles, was Molded", he observed, speaking of Khamzat Azimov, who arrived here as a Kid of about 4 years of Age, since the Beginning of the 2000s, before getting French Citizenship on 2010 (at the Age of 13 y.o.), and leaving for Paris on 2017. 

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During his Strasbourg area stay, (the Longest in France), Khamzat Azimov co-existed with Both an Important Chechen Community of about 10.000, and with an Islamist Extremists' Network linked to Terrorism, whose Most Networked Member seems to be (according to Local "DNA" Newspaper's Data), Foued Mohamed-Aggad, a Violent Jihadist who went to Syria from nearby Wissembourg, and served as one of the 3 Deadly Gunmen who Killed many Dozens of innocent Civilian People at the "Bataclan" Massacre of November 2015 in Paris. He used frequently the Turkish Mosque "Eyyub Sultan" with the Turkish Culturall Center of Strasbourg's suburb Meinau, supported by the controversial Turkish lobbyists group of "Mili Gorus", which revendicates a Network of more than "500 Mosqees throughout Europe", that some compare to "Muslim Brothers", (outlawed in Egypt and elsewhere), etc. (See: http://www.eurofora.net/brief/brief/strasbourgturkishmosquenetworkforparisdeadlyterrorist.html).

 

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Between, approximately, 2012-2015 at the latest, most of the areas inhabited by such Chechen-Origin Communities, (including Suburbs of Elsau, Koenigshoffen and Haute-Pierre) Rapidly moved, more or less, towards an Unprecedented Transformation into Cultural Ghettos. And it's precisely on 2016 that Ramzan Kadyrov was Marked by an "S" Card allegedly because of personal "Contacts" with Other Islamist Extremists.

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=> At any case, this New Paris' Islamist Terrorist Massacre, apparently had an almost Immediate Political Effect, ...elsewhere in Europe :  

 

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- Indeed, just After these Horrible "Hot" News hit Spectacularly the Top Headlines of all Mainstream Newspapers also at Neighbouring Italy, as News Item "Number 1", suddenly, the "Anti-Establishment" Parties of "5 Stars" and "Lega" (Head of a New Unity of the Right which Won the Most Votes in the Latest Elections : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/italianelectionresultsanalysis.html), which had been Laboriously Trying to Negotiate a Thorny Compromise between a rather "Center-Left" and a quite "Rightist" Party, in Addition to an Improbable "Political" Prime Minister Mutually Acceptable to Both, during Heavy "Tensions" around them, according to most Medias, Suddenly, (perhaps Becoming Conscious of the Gravity of the real Danger Threatening European Countries Nowadays), they ...Changed "Look" almost Magically :  


- They immediately issued a 1st Original Photo showing them in a Busy Collective Working Session on "Pirelli"'s Skyscraper at nearby Milano, published at the FrontPags of all Italian Medias, as "Number 2" News Item, Following the New Islamist Terrorism Paris' Attacks, and Started ... Smiling, Claiming that almost Everything was "Advancing Well", (Basically founded on a Common Opposition to UnControlled Massive Non-European Immigration, added to a Basic EU Citizens' Income, etc), that they were "Writting History", and that Solid basic "Agreement" existed almost Everywhere along their reported "22 Points" for a Draft New Government Program, as well as that a Deal would be imminent for the Name of a "Political" Prime Minister on Monday, (where, by the way, they also Added some Topical Issues about Desirable Changes to EU Policies,  as well as "Safety" matters, to be Urgently Reviewed and Finalized shortly After Saturday Evening's Knife Attack at Neighbouring France)...         


[Meawhile, some Medias aired the possibility for the New Italian Prime Minister chosen by "5 Stars" and "Lega" as a "3rd Person" and a "Politician", (according to Di Majo's statements, after a Special 3,5 Hours-long meeting with Matteo Salvini), to eventualy be, perhaps, Giulio Tremonti : An Experienced former Long-Time Minister of Center-Right and Unity of the Right Governements, mostly led by Silvio Berlusconi, (a Key Ally of Salvini), with an Aquired Expertise on Economy and a Realistic pro-European (as "Eurofora" has witnessed, judging by his Replies to our Questions on the sidelines of an International Conference previously in Paris : Comp., f.ex. : ....). Tremonti, who has had also an Earlier Experience with a Center-Left Government in a remote Past, may Bring Both a useful EU Credibility, as well as a Sympathy from Berlusconi's "Forza Italia" and Meloni's "Frateli di Italia" Parties of the Right, is also Critical on recent Mass Migration abuses, and has Recentl Created a New Political Movement named "Renaissance", so that he could, indeed,  be a Good Choice "Fitting" what is Needed in order to Equilibrate such a New Coalition Government].


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Even if Rome is not so actively involved in Syria, as France, the USA and some other Western Countries, Neither has any Similar Turkish and/or Arab Traditional Migrant Population, nevertheless, Last Year's Arrival to Milano of Berlin's Christmas Market's Lorry Mass Murderer, and a Recent Horrible Atrocity revealed in the Awfully Brutal and Sadic Murder of a Young Italian Girl by 2 Nigerian Immigrants, added to a notoriously Growing Demographic Pressure from Subsaharian Africa, arriving more and more, Recently, through a Worsened situation at Neighbouring Libya, (full of Islamist Extremist Armed Gangs, after even Sub-Saharian "Boko Haram"'s allegeance to "ISIS"), seem to have Augmented those Italian Political Leaders' sensibility to the Need to Protect Europe and its People from Islamist Terrorist Attacks, such as those in Paris.


In Additon, the joint "5 Stars Movement"s and "Lega"'s known preference for Better Relations with Russia inside a Greater PanEuropean area, was naturally conforted after that Latest Horrible Chechen Extremist coward's Brutal Targetting of innocent Civilian People in France, reminding the Fact that Both EU (and USA, etc) as well as Russian People have to Face a Same Deadly Ennemy : Inhuman Islamist Terrorism.


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But, is Fact, this is Not so New, contrary to what it Seems at First Sight, in Mainstream NewsPapers' FrontPages :  


- Indeed, already, as Early as since the 1st Bloody Attacks against innocent Civilian People in France (including, then a Father and his 2 Small Kids, inside their School, etc), in the infamous "Merah" case, Back on March 2012, there was a Strange "Coincidence" between the Killer's notorious Revelation that he had only found an Opportunity to Launch his Deadly Attacks when some Mysterious Contacts had Given him the Material Means to do so,


and an almost Synchronous Strange Trip by 2 Chechen Extremists, all the way from Afghanistan-Pakistan to France, through Turkey, etc., up to Neighbouring Spain, where they were Arrested by the Police, when they Found them, (equiped with "Explosives" and a "Drone"), etc, Curiously Hidden at a Secret Place inside the Villa of a Turk hired during Controversal Blair's former "Socialist" UK Government at a Shipyard of Gibraltar Rock, in Spain's southern region of "Andalusia" : i.e. Synonymous to that Obscure "Andalusian Group" which had, precisely, just Revendicated the Bloody Murders committed in France by Merah ! (See : http://www.eurofora.net/brief/brief/turksandchechenarrestedforterrorisminspainandbulgaria.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/turcettchetchenesterroristesfranceespagne.html , etc).         


However, when "Eurofora" later raised a Question to then JHA Minister Manuel Valls, a Franco-Spanish politician (a priori ideal for such an affair involving France and Spain), on the occasion of one of his Official Visits to Strasbourg, we were Astonished to find out that, apparently he hadn't even been Informed about those Events at Neighbouring Spain, ...


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++ Such Trans-National Networks among Deadly Islamist Terrorists' Groups Exploiting Civil Society's Lacunas are, indeed, on the Rise, recently, as attested, inter alia, also the almost Simultaneous Horrible Massive Attacks Targetting mainly Civilian People even these Same Days at so Various Locations accross the World as at Burundi, Yesterday, where an Armed Gang reportedly from another African Country (Congo) Burned down several Family Homes Killing their Inhabitants, while just 1 Day later another Group Attacked 3 Christian Churches at Indonesia with Exposives, Killing Dozens of innocent Victims (Revendicated by ISIS), added to another Deadly Attack at Afghanistan, etc., in parallel with Paris' above-mentioned Attentat.


The "Modus Operandi" of most among those (as well as several Other, in the Recent Past)  "Islamist" Terrorist Attacks cowardsly Targetting Civilian People clearly shows that there is Less a Territoral, and more a kind of "Ideological" Link between them. Apparently, its Material Means cannot be only the Internet, but also some Other Networked Means to Influence some Persons' Minds.


In the case of the Latest Paris' Attack, the Aggressor notoriously did Not react to a Policeman's Electronic "Taser" Gun, continuing to Make Threats to "Kill" even the Policemen, so that they had to use their Bullet's Guns and shoot in order to Neutralize the Killer.


According to Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Expert, David Otto, cited by Russian "SputnikNews" Press Agency, such a Strange Apathy vis a vis a "Taser" Pistol might have been Provoked by the use of "Drugs", (such as "synthetic opiate Tramadol", often abused by ISIS, etc). Otto also pointed at EU's "Open-Door policy and ...a huge number of Terrorist Supporters and Financiers who are actually Based in France and have very strong Links with countries like Turkey", that "the French Government has Identified".


Meanwhile, the Strange Case also of a Porto-Rico origin Inhabitant of USA's Alaska, who Killed several Civilians at Florida's Airport on 2017, after having previously Warned on 2016 in vain the FBI that he felt being pushed and Manipulated in order to Watch ISIS' propaganda Videos and Kill People, giving them even his Gun, (which was, Curiously, Later Returned Back to him), obviously adds even more Question Marks.


Are "Islamist" Terrorist Killers Manipulated, in one way or another, by some Obscure Networks, and with a Scandalous Inaction, if not a Complicity, from some National Authorities, who could and should Prevent such Horrible Crimes ?          

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      + - "France Pays anew the price of Blood, but will Not Yield at all to the Ennemis of Freedom !", French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted, shortly after the latest deadly attack by a knife-armed coward targetting defenceless and peaceful, innocent Civilian People.


 And, on Sunday, USA's  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders added: -"We stand in Solidarity with the French People and their Government against this Vicious act of Terrorism, and pledge any assistance needed. Acts like this only Strengthen the Resolve of the global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and drive it out of existence.”

 

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+=> Among the Repercussions of AFRIN's Turkish Military Invasion/Occupation ? 

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What they didn't yet say in public is the Obvious, now, Fact, that (as many had rightfully prognosticated and/or Warned, including USA's Defense Secretary Jim Mathis himself : See f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/syriamkurdswarnvislamistterrorism.html, etc), After the Recent Turkish Military Invasion and Occupation of the (until then exceptionally Peaceful) Syrian Kurdish Canton of Afrin on 1-3/2018, which provoked, inter alia, a Distraction, and at least a partial Disruption, if not Division, between the latest International Coalition of Forces succesfully Fighting against ISIS' Deadly Islamist Terrorists who used to cowardly Target Civilian People, and even fabricated aslo anOther Area where such Armed Gangs of Islamist Extremists may gather, one of the Consequences was for Bloody Islamist Terrorist Attacks against Civilians (which had, Meanwhile, almost entirely Ceased, as ISIS had Lost the conflict in Syria/Iraq) to suddenly re-Start again to make more and more Victims in Europe, (as we saw, f.ex., recently in the Netherlands/Hague, Germany/Munster, Russia, 2 times in France, etc), but also elsewhere in the World (f.ex. Indonesia, etc). 


Such Recent Facts, (and various other, often banalized or otherwise silenced/censored by some local Public Authorities and/or Establishment's Medias) obviously threaten a Resumption of Bloody Islamist Terrorism Attacks Cowardly Targetting Peaceful, innocent Civilian People in Europe and elsewhere in the World, particularly in this "Post-Afrin" Period (Comp. Supra), unless Adequate, Credible and Efficient Measures are taken On Time.

 

 

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People in Europe and the World expect from CoE to make a succes of its "Monitoring" for Human Rights and Democracy, despite difficulties, said Finland's President Tarja Halonen to "EuroFora" at a crucial moment for the mecanism built 15 years ago by the paneuropean organization which celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2009.

Halonen, known as "Mother" of CoE's "Monitoring" mecanism, a long-time MEP and former Foreign Minister before becoming Finland's President, holds a long experience in the mattter, after also serving twice as CoE and EU Chairwoman in the past. That's why she is well placed to judge how CoE's "monitoring" should deal today with some crucial issues of importance both to CoE and to the EU.

The move came just a Month before a crucial, last visit to Turkey, scheduled for June, by the President of CoE''s "Monitoring" Committee, Ukranian MEP Serge Holovaty, to finalize his Report on Ankara, the CoE Member State with the longest Monitoring procedure. From its results depends its overall credibility.

This is a Test-case, because, in fact, it's in order to avoid Sanctions threatened against Turkey by a CoE's Assembly's April 1995 Resolution for grave Human Rights violations, Democracy gaps, the continuing Military Occupation in Cyprus, the unresolved Kurdish problem, Aegean differend with Greece, etc., that MEPs decided to create, for the 1st time on April 1996, a "Monitoring" proces, allegedly destinated to check, without excluding Countries who did not fulfill all CoE's standards.

In the Past, the obliged withdrawal of Greece's Military regime and of its "Civil" cover-up out of the CoE had helped bring back Democracy in 1974. But, on the contrary, since April 1996, the idea was to "monitor" Human Rights' respect while keeping most concerned Countries inside the CoE. After Turkey's oldest example, this was extended also to several former "Eastern" European Countries, even if CoE's Assembly has imposed to some of them (fex. Ukraine, Russia, etc., after Belarus, Serbia, etc) various "Sanctions", that Ankara always avoided. Curiously more succesful even than .. USA itself, (a CoE "Observer" since 1995), which has been at least threatened with sanctions some years ago..

EU-effects of CoE's Monitoring process became obvious between 2001-2008, since the "closure" of this procedure, when CoE felt that a Country had met most of its Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law obligations, (i.e. the "Copenhagen Criteria" for the EU), helped trigger Negotiations with the EU for "Accession" or other closer relations : This occured already before the 2004 and 2007 EU Enlargements to former "Eastern" European Countries, as well as for the commencement of "accession" negotiations with Croatia, and of "open-ended" negotiations with Turkey in 2005.

    But a stricking new development are Holovaty's recent findings that on core Human Rights issues as Torture and Freedom of Expression, Turkey, even "5 Years after" CoE closed its "Monitoring", back in 2004, inciting EU to start accession Negotiations in 2005, still presents grave problems.

    His findings are of crucial importance after a 2008 CoE Resolution called, "if need be", to "seriously consider the possibility of Re-Opening the Monitoring procedure for Turkey" : A move which might affect Ankara's controversial EU bid, since EU Accession Negotiations are based on the Hypothesis that the Candidate fullfils the "Copenhagen Criteria" (See above)..
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    Holovaty expressed his will to check  "Matters still Outstanding" and  those that he "didn't have an opportunity to discuss" at an earlier visit this year, "in order to discuss the more complex issues in greater depth", at his forthcoming New Visit to Ankara, before the December 2009 EU Summit.  This is all based on the 2004 CoE Resolution which stresses that, CoE "will continue.. post-monitoring Dialogue with the Turkish authorities,...in addition to a 12-points list,..and on any Other Matter that might arise in connection with Turkey’s Obligations as a CoE member state".

    CoE's Resolution also asks  from Turkey "to secure the proper Implementation of Judgements, particularly in the Cyprus v. Turkey InterState case", of 2001, which concerns also the plight of many Hundreds of MISSING People. It adds Turkey's obligations to "execute" ECHR's Judgements in the Loizidou case,..and in particular adopt General Measures to avoid repetition or continuation of Violations found by the Court" to the detriment of Refugees.

    Nevertheless, Holovaty said to "EuroFora" that "MISSING" persons,"might be included" and cannot be excluded, but he has yet to examine the situation "to find out  which issues will be raised" to the Turkish Government.

    Therefore, "EuroFora" asked Halonen, as the Historic "Mother" of CoE's Monitoring mecanism, if she thought that, "whenever there are grave Human Rights Violations, as fex. "MISSING" persons, attested even by ECHR's judgements, they should be always checked by a Monitoring process. Or could they be forgotten ?"
    
     - "We (CoE) must be, at the same time, Fair, Realistic, but not in the mind that "now we have Forgotten", etc., replied to "EuroFora"'s question Halonen, speaking as a matter of general principle.

    - "When we think of those People that are suffering from the lack of Democracy, of Human Rights, and of the Rule of Law", "we should find a base on how to deal with the (Monitoring) system more rapidly"', she stressed.

    - "Sometimes it's very difficult to combine Transparency and Effectivenes together, particularly in this specific case", she went on to say. But, "I have not found a (CoE Member) Country who could be insensitive in this sens", Halonen answered concerning grave Human Rights violations attested by the ECHR.

    - "I have no ready-made answer. I have the expectations that you, in the CoE, will, step by step, find the different types of the monitoring systems."

    Also "because this is a part of the UN's Post-Conflict system, (fex. when it comes to Cyprus' MISSING persons), and it's a more Global system". So that, "If we make a succes in Europe, the others will follow", throughout the World.  "But they expect that we (Europe) are this opportunity, this Opportunity to make a Succes", Halonen concluded.

    In addition, she advised to extend CoE's Monitoring to all its 47 Member States, "because, as long as we hear that, all these monitoring systems are "OK for the neighbor, but not for me", "it's very difficult" to understand. Something which could make easier to Compare...

    Finnish MEP Jaako Laakso, former CoE Rapporteur on the Occupied Territories of Cyprus and one of the 5 Signatories of the Historic CoE's call to create the "MONITORING" mecanism since 1996, was more specific :  - "We (CoE Assembly) have to find a way for the issue of Cyprus' MISSING People to be better followed", he stressed, anouncing his intention to "speak to Mr. Holovaty" about that. "There might be also other ways", added Laakso.

    - The 2008 "Year had been a very Bad one for Turkey with regard to Human Rights in general, and Freedom of Expression in particular", denounced, meanwhile, Holovaty's preliminary Post-Monitoringh Draft Report by Holovaty, published by the CoE on April 2009.

    "Amnesty International believes that freedom of expression is not guaranteed given the various articles of the Criminal Code that restrict it. .. "For example, 1,300 Websites are said to have been closed down by the (Turkish) authorities in 2008" ! While "the new Turkish Criminal Code was used to bring a total of 1,072 proceedings between June 2005 and April 2008, and led to the conviction of 192 people", for expressing views. "Representatives of the Özgür Gündem newspaper, which specialises in Kurdish affairs, ..complained about Numerous Attacks on their Freedom of Expression ...as was everyone who advocated a settlement to the question by means other than the intervention of the army" "According to their figures, 19 Newspapers had been suspended 43 times between 4 August 2006 and 4 November 2008" !...

    Moreover, on 2008,  CoE's "Ministers adopted its 4rth Resolution on the execution of the judgments of the ECHR, ...and outstanding issues regarding 175 Judgements and decisions relating to Turkey delivered between 1996 and 2008...  concerning Deaths resulting from the excessive use of force by members of the Security forces, the failure to protect the right to life, the DIisappearance and/or death of individuals, Ill-Treatment and the Destruction of property". CoE's " Ministers urged the Turkish authorities ...to ensure that members of Security forces of all ranks can be prosecuted without administrative
authorisation" for "serious crimes". Holovaty reminded.

"Nonetheless", Holovaty heard anew of "Several cases of Violence committed last year (2008) by the (Turkish) security forces". Amnesty International speaks of Many Cases of ill-treatment and Torture in the prisons and by the police". "Including, fex."'the death of Engin Ceber, a young man of 29 who died on October 2008 as a result of the TORTURE allegedly inflicted on him by police officers, prison staff and members of the gendarmerie. He was part of a group of people arrested on September 2008 during a demonstration and Press Conference in Istanbul'. Proceedings against suspects are "on-going" in this case.

- " I therefore noted an Obvious Contradiction between the Government’s stated “zero tolerance” policy.... of Torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and the different testimonies given", denounced CoE's Rapporteur.  Turkish "authorities must make considerable efforts to guarantee that proper investigations are carried out into allegations of abuses by members of the security forces and that perpetrators are effectively punished" "In this respect, I have requested detailed Statistics on the number of Investigations, acquittals and convictions in cases involving allegations of abuse in order to show the positive impact of the measures taken to date", Holovaty said, repeating a permanently unsatisfied CoE's demand to Turkey since a Decade...

    - "The Political Crisis that shook the country in the spring of 2008 highlighted the Weaknesses of the (Turkish) Constitution", which comes from the Military regime of 1982, "and the Urgent Need of Reforms", stressed from the outset CoE's Rapporteur in 2009. In particular, "the ...Democratic functioning of state institutions, including the independence of the judicial system, are crucial", he observes.

    But, "the Electoral  system and the ways in which it is circumvented do not appear to give those elected complete Legitimacy, and tend to pervert the course of direct universal suffrage", denounces Holovaty, observing that, even 5 Years later, Turkey did not yet change the 10% nationwide Threshold for a party to take any seat, which is "far higher" than the "3%" maximum in Europe and already condemned as contrary to European Standards by the CoE.

    + Moreover, EU Parliament's 2009 Report on Turkey, drafted by Dutch MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijten and adopted in Strasbourg on March, expresses "Concern over the Failure of the (Turkish) Judiciary to prosecute cases of Torture and Ill-treatment, the Number of which is Growing". EU also "is concerned about continuing Hostility and Violence against Minorities" in Turkey. It also "calls on the Turkish Government to launch, as a matter of Priority, a Political Initiatve favouring a lasting Settlement of the Kurdish issue, (while "condemning violence.. and terrorist groups"). EU "regrets that No progress has been made on establishing full, systematic Civilian suprevisory functions over the (Turkish) Military".

    The final results of Holovaty's 2nd and last visit to Turkley will be known later this year, and, at any case, before EU's December 2009 Summit.

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