Do you remember the film “Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise in which he was a police officer responsible for catching people before they even thought of committing a crime.
The Turkish police now has almost as much preemptive strike power as Tom Cruise and colleagues.
Turkish police to detain those who possess the “risk of conducting a protest” from 12 to 24 hours without the demand of a prosecutor or a judge.
Also, organizations which “tend to hold protests” will be monitored and their members could be detained by police if intelligence reports suggest they are planning to conduct a demonstration or action.
Despite what the light hearted title to this post may suggest, these are indeed dark days for Turkey.
I’d be grateful if no one makes a comment along the lines that Turkey is not the only country where Minority Report is becoming a reality…one wrong does not make another right!