TVUH Global is back to look at a rogue state that routinely escapes sanction and real criticism for their aggression. Erdogan's Turkey. Member of NATO, outsider to the EU, antagonist of Russia & Iran, proven supplier and customer of Daesh, oppressor & murderer of citizens, journalists and critics. With a true megalomaniac in charge.
What happens when a Canadian citizen and freelance photographer asks his government to explain the double standard towards Turkey? He gets dealt typical boilerplate that could have come from NATO headquarters. "Sunny Ways" seems to blind Ottawa where Erdogan is concerned.
What happens when chemical weapons are used in Syria? The claims fly that it had to be Assad killing his own people. That is until evidence surfaces that Daesh got them via Turkey. Were they payment for some of the Syrian or Iraqi oil that Turkey is moving for Daesh? Via Erdogan's son no less.
What happens when the domestic & international press find too much truth or ask too many inconvenient questions? In Erdogan's Turkey, newspapers are seized, editors & bureau chiefs are jailed, TV stations get dropped from satellite delivery, reporters get locked up or killed. Allies say nothing.
What happens when the Turkish military say they are fighting Daesh but bomb, siege and kill Kurdish populations? So far in the nearly two years it's been happening, not much.
Serena Shim paid the ultimate price for her truth about Turkey. The View Up Here will always #SpeakSassysTruth
Joining the show are Joshua Gillis @shotgun91 to discuss Canada's weak stance on Turkey and returning is @TimBestbudz for information on the May 1 global action for #OpSerenaShim. We will dissect all these issues and more as we look at Erdogan's blind drive to Ottoman resurgence.
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