Turkey will suspend the European Convention on human rights


Turkey will follow the example of France and temporarily suspend the European Convention on human rights. About it on air of TV channel NTV said the Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, reports Reuters.

According to him, Turkey has the right in accordance with the 15th article of the Convention, which refers to the right of the state party to suspend its action in the case of events threatening the existence of the state.”

According to Deputy Prime Minister Kurtulmus, the implementation of the European Convention will be frozen for the duration of the emergency.

On Wednesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency for three months. He stated that this is to a “fast and effective measures to prevent threats to democracy, the rule of law, rights and freedoms of citizens”.

Erdogan said that the military will act in accordance with the line to be taken by the government. In addition, when the state of emergency the President and the government can make new laws bypassing Parliament.

A state of emergency in Turkey will not affect Russian tourists, assured the Executive Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze. Resorts operates a formal curfew, but most tourists do not leave the hotel grounds, so the state of emergency they are not affected, she said. According Lomidze, now in Turkey are from 200 to 400 tourists from Russia, including independent travelers.

According to the receiving side, the situation is calm in the resorts, said the General Director of “Pegas Touristik” Anna Podgornaya. “Typically, hotels were booked class is above average, with a large territory. They are completely self-sufficient, where you can get all the services that are only possible, therefore, tourists not have to leave their territory,” she said.

A military coup in Turkey

After the coup attempt, which a group of Turkish soldiers were taken on the night of 16 July, the Turkish authorities announced the arrest of more than 6 thousand involved in the rebellion of the people and admitted that the country may be imposed the death penalty. In particular, Erdogan said that the Turkish authorities cannot ignore the request for the return of the death penalty, which was received from the citizens.

In the European Union, commenting on the possibility of the return of the death penalty in Turkey, reminded Ankara about the existence of the European Convention for the protection of human rights, which it must follow, as well as its obligations of a member of the Council of Europe. As stated by the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, “no country can become a member of the EU if it imposes the death penalty.” She stressed that Turkey is an important part of the Council of Europe is obliged to implement the Convention, “which is very understandable in terms of relation to the death penalty.”

Erdogan responded that “if the EU respect democracy, accept the will of the people”. He added that if the Turkish Parliament will support the introduction of the death penalty, he will support that decision. Thus, the Turkish leader said that the death penalty is no only in the European Union”.