Friday, May 13, 2005

Foreign Ministry: If we don't heed the ruling, the price will be high

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has warned that the failure to heed the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights regarding the retrial of Abdullah Ocalan would carry a high price tag. In the event that Turkey were not to carry out the ruling, the Foreign Ministry has listed these possible results:

* A warning letter would arrive

* The Committee of European Ministers would warn Turkey

* After inspection by the Committee of European Ministers, Turkey could be taken out of the European Council

* General pressure on Turkey would increase

* Sympathy for Ocalan in the West would increase

* There would be a negative effect on Turkey's bid for EU accession

(Source: Hürriyetim)

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