Another important story of the last week was about the Ergenekon case, once a promising investigation which turned out to be a tasteless parody of miserable clowns and crazy villains. And of course, irresponsible -but religious- prosecutors...
A Turkish court has ordered the release of retired Gen. Hursit Tolon, who was accused of plotting to topple the government.
Tolon was not released due to poor health. The court has release him due to a lack of evidence.
So why was Tolon arrested after all? Why did they keep him locked for seven months and make him suffer from his ailing health? If there is no evidence, why and how on earth?
The answer is simple: The Ergenekon case is nothing to do with justice anymore. As I have voiced my doubts many times before, it seems like a politically-driven process. An effort by the AKP government to silence the political opposition and tame the army officials...
Habeas corpus is the main pillar of the rule of law. However, this principle is being ignored in Turkey now, just like in the United States, where there still is Guantanamo.
A man-made Hell, which is created by paranoia and being administered by the purposeful abusers of law. It is true that there are a few criminals inside, but this is just for making the public believe in its legitimacy. At the same time, many, many innocent people have been suffered in vain.