Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nick Cohen on a worrying extradition case between Greece and Turkey

For obvious reasons most of my attention at the moment is on issues affecting Copeland but wises citizens of a modern democracy should not take their eyes off the wider world.

An extradition case in which Turkey is seeking the return of eight search-and-rescue airmen from Greece on the basis of the flimsiest imaginable charges of treason is an example of the international pressures on the principles of democracy and the rule of law.

If you have a few minutes to do so, I strongly recommending reading Nick Cohen's article about this in today's Observer, available on the net with no paywall at

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/22/fate-eight-turkish-airmen-acid-test-for-democracy

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