The rule of law

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The de­ci­sion on whether the Greek gov­ern­ment should ex­tra­dite the eight Turk­ish sol­diers wanted by Ankara for their al­leged par­tic­i­pa­tion in last July’s failed coup must be made on the ba­sis of Greek and Euro­pean law. Re­cent de­vel­op­ments in the neigh­bor­ing coun­try, and above all the crack­down un­leashed by Turk­ish strong­man Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan fol­low­ing the botched coup or­ches­trated by fac­tions within the mil­i­tary, in­di­cate that the rule of law has been re­placed by the shadow state, the law of the mob and of out­right vengeance. It re­ally makes no sense to ex­pect that the eight ser­vice­men would be granted a fair trial in Tur­key given the fe­roc­ity of the crack­down against per­ceived coup sym­pa­thiz­ers.

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