Dec 05 2017

Turkey should prosecute U.S. officials for terror crimes - pro-Erdoğan daily

Turkish prosecutors should launch an investigation into the United States for terrorism offences and U.S. officials should stand trial in a Turkish court, the chief editor of Diriliş Postası, a pro-Erdoğan Islamist newspaper, wrote.

Erem Şentürk’s piece, entitled “USA should be prosecuted for terror crimes!”, showed a photo of U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk before his August meeting with the the Raqqa Civilian Council, a body of local officials responsible for the return of civilian life in the city.

Screenshot of Diriliş Postası front page on Dec 5, 2017.
Screenshot of Diriliş Postası front page on Dec 5, 2017.

Featured in three languages on the front page, Turkish, English and Arabic, the piece read:

USA should be prosecuted for terror crimes!

The officials of the United States of America who are complicit in the below mentioned crimes should be put on trial in the Turkish Courts with an investigation initiated by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The States/Countries which are damaged from USA supported terrorist organizations PKK and ISIS and citizens of the these countries should file lawsuits for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages against USA for the crimes such as forming a terrorist organization, providing arms to terror organisations, providing intelligence to terrorist organisations, providing propaganda zone and strategic tactical support to terrorist organisations, financing terrorist organisations with American taxpayers' money, hindering international commerce, manipulation through the U.S. Dollar, wiretapping phone calls by violating the Electronic Communication Code, invading the privacy of people by spying on individuals and spreading private info about them which is gathered through social media such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, threatening the constitutional system of sovereign states and attempting to demolish their constitutional system, occupying Iraq and Syria directly, damaging the demographic structure of these occupied states and making artificial demographic transfers and committing mass massacres with conventional weapons which are aimed at civilians directly.