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posted 3 years ago
What kinds of treason are there in Turkey?
A Turkish MP has publicized that Sarin gas has been sent through Turkey to Syria and that he is now wanted for the crime of treason. I am located in Germany, and according to our law, leaking state secrets to the enemy or the public, with the intent to harm the F.R.G. or to benefit a foreign power will constitute the crime of treason. The allegations of the aforementioned Turkish MP are vague and would have been plausibly deniable, which they are no longer if the Turkish head of state orders an investigation for treason as per the German definition of "Landesverrat". Is the assumption correct that by ordering a treason investigation, Erdogan has given away that the story is true? Or what other "kinds" of treason are there in Turkey, that may allow for plausible deniability despite an investigation?
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posted 3 years ago
I would refer you to article 301 of the Turkish penal code which is mentioned A person who publicly degrades the Turkish Nation, State of the Turkish Republic, Turkish Grand National Assembly, the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the judicial bodies of the State shall be sentenced a penalty of imprisonment for a term of six months to two years. So according to article 301 ordering of treason investigation is true, however, the act of the Turkish MP act is a crime of degrading that article 301 has mentioned.