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Most of the Turks are concerned about the policies and violations of Erdogan's government

ANKARA, (ST)-Most of the Turkish people are concerned about the policies of the government of the Turkish regime's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and about the violations of human rights and the simplest standards of individual and political freedoms in the Turkey, according to the Turkish Cumhuriyet news paper.

 A survey conducted by the newspaper involving 28 Turkish provinces, has showed that 43% of the Turkish citizens "are afraid of expressing their true opinion on social media, because of the security and judicial prosecutions that target opposition figures."

 It has also showed that 75,3 % of the Turks stress their constitutional and legal right to organize peaceful demonstrations. They said that "they reject the Turkish security forces' arbitrary methods adopted against the demonstrators without any justification, including the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and the arrests."

According to the survey, 42,7% of the citizens are pessimistic about the future of the country if Erdogan stays in power after he has controlled the judicial system.

The Turkish courts have filed suits against more than 65,000 citizens on charges of insulting Erdogan.

The survey indicated that 63% of Turkish citizens doubt the credibility of the courts' decisions, saying that these courts issue their rulings based on direct instructions from Erdogan, who can no longer tolerate any opposition voice.  

In a relevant context, Erdogan's regime issued arrest warrants against 25 people for alleged links to the organization of Fatah Allah Gulen whom the Turkish regime accuses of being behind the coup attempt that took place in mid-July 2016.

Anadolu news agency, the mouthpiece of the Turkish regime, quoted security sources as saying that the public prosecutor in the Turkish province of Konya issued arrest warrants against 25 people, including 23 soldiers on active service, under the pretext of using the messaging application usually used by the Gulen organization.

Hamda Mustafa

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