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Turkish pilots, others, to stand trial over Ghosn escape


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seriously during the pandemic time?

he just escaped from a hostage jurisdiction system, no choice unless you willing to pleat guilty and spend long time in prison without a fair trial.

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Looks to me like the trial is a show that they are doing something. They will have a hard time proving the 4 pilots guilty, the only person convictable is the official.

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Suspended sentence please

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Turkey is run by thugs with no respect for rule of law these days - they obviously want to curry favor with Japan is all.

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Having no recollection, and being drunk are not excuses in a Turkish court!

I wonder how much pressure has been put on the government and then on to the prosecutors from Japan, desperate for some face-saving conviction to justify their actions?

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Rich people habitually travel internationally on private jets outside of any border checks, without visas or even passports. Suddenly ordinary employees servicing particular flights are put on trial, blamed for the governments looking the other way.

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So I guess Japan and Turkey have agreed on a way for Japan to save some face.

If they never get to Ghosn...settle for the flight attendants? Kinda silly.

That being said, if I was a pilot or anyone helping him escape, I would not have had money stuck into my account! Proof of guilt

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sore loser babies

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Absolutely hilarious...get over it!!!

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Since he never officially passed through Turkish immigration, in transit on the apron he never legally entered Turkey on the way. This job must have been set up to give genuine deniability to the staff concerned.

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Are they still on with this? As John Lennon once said "This bird has flown!"

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Without doubt somewhere in the depth of all of this laws were broken. And the Turkish court will debate and deliberate over the said crimes. That's a given.

But what's more interesting is why this has taken up such a place of prominence now amidst corona & all, and why is Turkey so concerned about making someone "pay" for this? Since when has Turkey become so strict on such illegalities, when a minefield of far more serious infractions happen daily, esp concerning human rights..

Interesting that Abe & Erdogan had a big meeting on the side of the G-20 in Osaka last year, with the Japan - Turkey EPA (economic partnership) being top of the bill.

And they had another summit, albeit by video, in April this year.

After that meeting the heats been turned up.

Likely a face-saving exercise for Abe Inc in exchange for trade favours.

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The Japanese government would pursue incarceration of the flight attendants? This is stooping to an all time low. If we can't punish a man not yet proven guilty, let's go after everyone else instead. We want our pound of flesh. Disgraceful.

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It does seem odd and convenient that this is news! The Turkish government is being pressured to get someone to "snitch" or make false claims on Ghosn to help Japan. I bet the trial will be made public. Japan hopes that this would somehow embarrass Ghosn or ruin his reputation globally. Turkey also has a hostage court system.

Why haven't we heard anything about Japan's court case against Ghosn in Lebanon?

Is this why Abe wants to extend the retirement age for prosecutors? Revenge!

What an embarrassment for Japan!

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Ghochan back in the news! Nice to have a sense of normality again!

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I think that Turkey is going through some sort of motions just to say to Japan look were doing something, its a token gesture, but how do they prove that all, or some, of the pilots and crew and admin knew what the contents of the box were?

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Well if the pilots and the airline attendants are going to be imprisoned I think they can use some large foam covered boxes large enough to carry or hold a person...maybe Ghosn can use the same escape technique to rescue the pilots and attendants from the prison they will be in !

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Whatever. If it makes Abe feel bigger.

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Do people even bother to read the artcle before spewing anti-Japan-Abe-Nissan nonsense? Turkish prosecutors, Turkish law, Turkish Court, Turkish Airline.

FireyReiMay 16  03:17 pm JST

The Japanese government would pursue incarceration of the flight attendants? T

No, the Turkish government will. Read the article.

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"Why have they not been bailed out? Are they considered flight risks?"

Educator60: Clever posting! Upvote!

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maybe is a scheme to work on Ghosns emotional attachment to it. If they go to jail, but he is free, how does that look for him? Everybody gets amnesty in Lebanon? If he stands trial in another country, Im guessing he would gladly do the time, he just doesnt want to come back to Japan. Cant blame him at all.

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Many comments here are really off the mark regarding this news, it is about Turkey, not Japan, Turkey is dealing with this on its own, not because Japan asked, cause in first place doing this will of course trigger turkish authorities, especially for a country targeted numerous times by terrorists or a recent failed coup, they can't just let it slide so easily, some of you really didn't think much about this situation, try to go turkish perspective, try to put it in turkish context, and after that you will be at least able to make a more relevant comment.

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Asian Ali - some noted points, esp re terrorist activities.

But you have no way of knowing if Japan asked / pressured Turkey to investigate to hte nth or not - unless you're working for agencies or are privy to inside info.

Yes, of course Turkey wants to be seen to be in control of it's borders - who doesn't - but taking a step back and looking at the whole picture and how global politics are lubricated, it doesn't require much imagination to to believe Japan with egg on it's face over this, needs to project the "We were wronged, please help us against the criminals" idea.

Both countries needed to act for their own reasons, incl image.

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Again, waste of tax payers money and precious time. It is time japan and nissan owns up to their dirty actions of framing Carlos. PLs japan , do something correctly for once in human rights. No need to show the world, how dumb , U actually are and wasting tax payers money too.

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