to establish Barzanistan…

The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government is holding an “independence referendum” today under the chairmanship of Massoud Barzani; which is opposed by many other countries, including Turkey and Iran. Voting began in a controversial referendum.

Below I add two writings about this topic. First article was written by a Turkish journalist known with his opponent identity, Yilmaz Ozdil on this subject yesterday. He summarizes the historical events begining from 1992 until todays at the triangle of Ankara-Barzani-USA at his article. You can read in it, CIA, Pentagon operations to support Kurdish peshmergas, including PKK terrorist organization. Maybe you will smile painfully when you learn how millions of dollars of American taxpayers have been given to the Kurdish peshmergas by USA government, while even an ordinary American could not find 5 dollars for a day, the peshmergas did not have money less than 100 dollars in their pockets. When you read the article, also you can be surprised while PKK is being accepted as terrorist organization, (it is in the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations at US department of state web page) how US gives them huge support.

The second one is the soL News interview with Kemal Okuyan, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), regarding the debates on the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum.

Explanation of some definitions used in Yilmaz Ozdil’s article:

“Dombra” is a song by Arslanbek Sultanbekov from the Central Asian Nogai Turks. The lyrics of this song were changed and it has been the propaganda song that was used in 2014 while preparing for the elections by the AKP government of Turkey. All the words of the song have changed, and the word of Dombra, which is the chorus part, has also changed, becoming as Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the following years, this song is still used frequently today in the all meetings and congresses attended by AKP and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Author is making irony with sarcastic way while use the word of Dombra at the title.

“Our leader of century”: this is used by Recep Tayyip Erdogan supporters oftenly. Ozdil is using this term almost in his every articles for making irony.

Also, while he is using “our dear society”, he is making the similar irony at his article.

“The treaty of Dombra”

September 24, 2017, written by Yilmaz Ozdil, Sozcu newspaper

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February 1992

USA said to us, “you will invite Barzani,”; ours said, “okay.”

Barzani came to Ankara very the first time in history. He was under the patronage of Turgut Ozal, the President of the Republic of Turkey at that period. Barzani stayed at MIT (Turkish Intelligence Service) facilities; he was hosted by Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel. He was as timid as a mouse. He was not allowed to speak in Kurdish. He spoke Arabic and translated into Turkish. In those days we gave a Turkish Republic passport to Barzani; we gave him money, weapons, wheat, and even started to give the electricity of his district.

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Because of USA’s wants, we had gave him an inch, now the time had came to give him a mile.

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Eight months later

October 1992

We were doing joint military exercises with USA in the Aegean Sea. Two sea sparrow missiles were thrown from Saratoga, the American aircraft carrier. The bridge of the Turkish destroyer ship, Muavanet, was shot by Saratoga. We had five martyr soldiers and 22 wounded soldiers. USA said “sorry”, they said that they shot us by mistake.

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However, the sea sparrow missiles were not kind of the missiles that can be called “mistakenly pressed its button”. It was passed six stages for ignition, commander’s approval was required. It was not guided bullets of the type “fire and forget”. After the sea sparrow missiles were fired, there was a need for a guide to shoot the target; the ship that fired the missiles, had to see the target ship on the radar. The chance of accidental ignition was not even one in a million.

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Well, what was it?

The “hammer power” of USA deployed in Incirlik and Pirinclik (Turkey’s military bases used by NATO) was needed to seperate Iraq and build Kurdistan. Ankara was being obstinate. Muavenet was shot at those days. Ankara had taken the message! Turkish Grand National Assembly extended the “hammer power” military operation period immediately. We never obstinated again. It was clear that the same thing was going to happen in everytime. For that reason, we have always extended the period of “hammer power” until the USA entered Iraq in 2003; and we have never objected.

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(As a matter of fact, the name of the air elements to join the operation was not hammer power; it was “poised hammer”. Its means was that the bullet was squeezed into the barrel, triggered the gun, the cock was lifted. Propaganda’s masterpiece came to play right in here. Because of not to disturb to our dear society, its translation consciously was made wrong, and it was translated for giving “hammer power,” meaning into Turkish.)

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Three years later, 1995 …

CIA has organized the peshmergas. It organized the coup to overthrow Saddam. They botched, they screwed up. It was not possible even to establish the municipal police organization from the Peshmerge tribes in those days, if we put the armed forces aside; they had no training, no ability to fight; it resulted with the fiasco.

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CIA has begun an air evacuation operation for the peshmergas immedietly. Nearly 10,000 Kurdish peshmergas, which were used as cat’s paw by CIA, were taken away from Iraq, so that they would not have been destroyed by Saddam. The peshmergas together with their families, were brought to Turkey over Habur border gate, between Turkey and Iraq. They were emplaned to USA transport aircrafts from Batman province of Turkey; they were taken away to the island of Guam on the Pacific Ocean.

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Why they were taken to so far away? Because there was one of the major air and sea bases of the United States on this island which is almost in the place that God forgot. The peshmergas that failed in for their first attempt, were going to be trained to be successful at a later time.

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Some of them was giong to use by training by the Special Activities Division and use them in covered operations. Some of them was going to train in some academic matters and train for being bureaucratic cadres for the future Kurdistan, such as the central bank, the population administration, the tax office.

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However, there was a small roughness before the peshmergas were taken away. The CIA had taken the peshmergas from the border and brought them to the pilgrimage center in Silopi-Turkey, by under the control of the American Adana-Turkey consulate; but there were no passports of the peshmergas, no identity information. More precisely, of course they had, but the Americans said no. The Americans did not want to give the peshmergas’ identity informations to Turkey.

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The Americans gave advice to us. They told us, “there is an appropriate substance in your passport law for kind of this situation; get their fingerprints, let them pass.” Ours hemmed and hawed, but they had no choice. They were not in the state to tell “we don’t let them pass”. An expert team of 5 people was brought from Ankara. Fingerprints were taken from the peshmergas, and let them pass. Their fingerprint informations have been put into the MIT (Turkish Intelligence Service) archive.

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Three years later, 1998 …

The peshmergas who were brought to Guam grown mature, and took the name of “Guamerge”. Again, they were brought to Iraq, some of them through Turkey and some through Jordan.

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In this period, the PKK was the most beneficiary of the authority gap in Northern Iraq, and they settled well to the Qandil Mountains . Especially after the Guamergeler turned, the PKK’s passage to the region accelerated. PKK cooperation with the Peshmergas had rised.

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There had been PKK members among those peshmergas who were taken to Guam?

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The Turkish intelligence service which tried to find the answer to this question, sent a message to Barzani. Kurdish tribal leaders in the region were invited to talk about the PKK activities. An appointment was arranged. In Northern Iraq, we had a meeting under our control. After some chatting, the Turkish side expressed their discomfort, and the Kurdish tribal leaders listened to them silently. At that time the tea service was being done. The waiters were of course not the real waiters. After drinking tea, tea cups were collected by the waiters. Who used the tea cup was labeled with his name in the kitchen. The tea cups were brought to Ankara in the packages.

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The fingerprints on the tea cups were matched with those who were taken Guam by America. Bingo! The 17 Kurdish tribal leaders who open supported to PKK, were in Guam.

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Four years later, 2002 …

The US administration has now comprehended it clear that Saddam will not be overthrown with the covert operations. Now, they had to bring in American troops and fight. The American congress approved the $189 million appropriation; the paramilitary forces of the CIA were activeted as a vanguard force.

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They bought over 6,000 soldiers of Saddam’s army. Easy to say, six thousand; the Americans gave each one of them a satellite phone, set up a perfect intelligence network. Saddam’s army began to follow second-by-second. Even if the Saddam went to toilet, the Pentagon would know.

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In July of 2002, the CIA team took the road from Turkey. They called themselves “the broken toys group”. It was an experienced team who worked in many countries of the world. They came to the city of Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq with a convoy of land vehicles and ammunition trucks and set up the base. They gave the name of “pistachio” to their base with greenwashed.

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In October 2002, this time a convoy of money trucks arrived in Sulaymaniyah. They had taken the road from Turkey too. There were the hundred dollar banknotes in cardboard boxes. A million dollars weight was 20 kilograms. In order to disrupt the upcoming war’s substructure, US has distributed more than $100 million in cash to build militia power, buy men, sabotage.

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Even one day, Kurdish leader Talabani requested from Americans, “Do not give $100; you give us $100 as $1, $5, $10”. The Americans asked “why?”. Talabani responded: “Everybody has $100 banknotes, everyone in here does not carry the money which is less than $ 100. We drink a cup of coffee, we give $100 to coffee shop. Because of the keeper of a coffeehouse does not have any money under $100 banknotes, he cannot give money in change.”

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So, the generosity of the Americans, the abundance of bribery, had put the peshmergas into trouble!

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In the meantime, if you ask what Turkey was doing at the same days… According to the CIA reports, four Turkish intelligence officers were assigned to follow the base in Sulaymaniyah. But they were watching a movie in a room, instead of following the Americans! The leader of the CIA team had made this sorrowful note about the Turkish intelligence: “They did not have even the slightest information about what we did, and our purpose. When they were closed in the room, we were developing our cooperation with the Kurds.”

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March 1, 2003

The AKP (the political party that formed the government, and was built by Recep Tayyip Erdogan), said okay. But the parliament resisted. Thanks to the CHP, Republican People’s Party (the main opposition party), the military resolution requested by the US did not pass through the Turkey parliament.

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Immediately the button was pressed for the destruction of the Turkish Armed Forces and the CHP.

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The date was specially selected. On July 4th, on American Independence Day, the American soldiers have put a sack over Turkish soldiers’ heads in the Northern Iraq.

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Our liaison office in Sulaymaniyah was busted by heavy armed American soldiers. 11 Turkish officers and surgents with maroon berets were arrested by putting their heads into the sacks, with handcuffing behind the back, and striking with the rifle butt by Americans. America’s message to Turkey was clear:

“Now, this is Kurdistan, get your nose out of my business, do not poke, go away,” was said. With this event, Turkey has stood up, except the AKP government! It was alleged that a diplomatic note was sent to the US, which was denied after three seconds. Our leader of the century for the first time controverted it by himself. “This is not a musical note, every time when you want it, is not sent, it has seriousness,” he said.

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Our heads had been put into sacks, we were insulted, but our leader of century was not finding this event serious.

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September 2006 …

The map of Kurdistan has appeared very first time. The American colonel who gave a speech in the NATO defense college in Rome, has opened the map of the Middle East and clearly wrote Kurdistan on the half of Turkey’s soils on map! The Turkish officers in the briefing left the hall collectively. Turkey’s general staff protested the event, but the aim was clear… Kurdistan was a NATO project.

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Same month, September 2006 …

The AKP government has invented the “counterterrorism coordinatorship” to degas of our dear society. It was supposed that we would coordinate the fight against terrorism with our American friends.The Americans would give us instant information.

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Our side(Turkish) counterterrorism coordinator, Gen. Edip Baser told how the Americans gave us instant information by himself:

“Where does the ammunition of weapons come to PKK? They come from Northern Iraq, where is under control of Barzani. Whose control Barzani? America. We have held nine meetings with the American side. We spoke with the president’s chief security officer at the White House. We gave them a cd. An American soldier was sitting in the driver’s seat of the truck which carried the supplies to PKK! We said that we can not tell these to the Turkish public. I have asked to them, “how can we still say that we are friends?” I have returned to Turkey after this meeting, I have prepared a report with three articles, and sent it to my acceptor in America, general Ralston by adding, “I am waiting for a response within 15 days,”. And they discharged me from duty at very same day!

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Was the vileness of “instant information” limited with just that? No… Damien McElroy, a reporter of the British Daily Telegraph newspaper, interviewed with PKK manager Murat Karayilan on Qandil Mountain, and wrote: “There is a heliport on the mountain Qandil and it is lightened with spots… American officers in Iraq come to Qandil often with the helicopter, they are negotiating with the leader’s staff of the organization. The jeeps belonging to the private security company that the US government employs in Iraq, parked in the camps at Qandil.”

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Was the vileness of “counterterrorism coordinatorship” limited with just that? No … A major general, the assistant of Edip Baser, the coordinator of the Turkish side, explained how the counter terrorism was done:

“We asked the room from the Prime Ministery of Turkey, they did not give. We asked for the copier, and they gave it six months later. We did not have a faks machine, we were sending the fax from the side rooms. We did not even have a computer. They did not give a cell phone. We wanted an appointment, they did not give an appointment. They did not even give us greetings. They gave us one cell phone line and they gave it to us after 7 months. We even paid for tea and sugar money from our pockets.”

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Six years later, 2012 …

Barzani, who benefited from the authority gap in Syria, decided to enter the Kobane. Our dear government stormed around. It has been said, “we would put Barzani in his place,” or etc. Riiing… the phone rang. Obama was calling. Our leader of the century picked up the phone, and talked. The official web site of the White House has put a picture which was related to this talk; Obama had a baseball bat in his hand at the picture!

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It was a kind of English version of our Cranberry stick.

It was the message of “I break the heads of those who touch Barzani”

Ours instantly got down off the high horse.

Barzani forces passed to Syria from Iraq.

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It was not enough.

That same year, 2012 …

Barzani was invited as a guest of honor to the AKP (Turkey Republic government party) congress. He made a speech in Kurdish. The party members have applauded Barzani by the slogan “Turkey is proud of you”.

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It was not enough.

A year later, 2013 …

Barzani who said that “If Turkey would interfere with Kirkuk (a city in Northern Iraq), we would interfere with Diyarbakir (a city in the south east of Turkiye),” was invited to the AKP meeting in Diyarbakir.

He made a duet with singer, Sivan Perver. Barzani and our leader of the century, greeted the crowd with hand in hand at platform. Very first time, our leader of the century used the word of Kurdistan. Barzani made a speech in Kurdish. Bulent Arinc, deputy prime minister of the period, was touched and cried while Barzani spoke.

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It was not enough.

A year later, 2014 …

The Turkish Grand National Assembly issued a memorandum allowing foreign soldiers to be in Turkey. This was obviously Barzani’s memorandum.

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As if there was no other day on the calendar, on 29 October, on the Republic Day of Turkey… Kurdistan made official parade on the territory of Turkey with its armed forces, gun carriages, guns, and Kurdistan flags. The peshmergas entered to Turkey from Habur border gate between Iraq and Turkey. Turkey counties, Silopi, Cizre, Nusaybin, Suruç were used as the route. They used the Mursitpinar border gate to pass to Syria, Kobane from Turkey. Some of them came with Turkish Airline airplanes. Turkish Airline, the flag carrier of the Turkey Republic carried Kurdistan military. They did get on from Erbil, Iraq and they arrived to Sanliurfa, Turkey. They’ve continued on the highways and made show. They did set off fireworks, and the folk dances were played during the road. Some of them had American flags on their uniforms. “Biji Serok Obama” (in Kurdish biji means “long live”) slogan was shouted. MIT(Turkish intelligence service) escorted them. They drove to Mardin-Urfa highway and ate at the petrol station. Even the money for the meals of Kurdish peshmergas, were paid by the Republic of Turkey government. What was the prime minister of the AKP saying when the dignity of the Turkish people was being trampled? He was saying that “I kiss my brothers’s forehead in Kobane.”

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Two years later, 2016…

Pentagon began to openly deliver weapons to the PKK without secret. The number of trucks full of guns sent by Pentagon is 1,100. One thousand one hundred in writen!

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A year later, 2017 …

Barzani came to Ankara. For the first time in history, the flag of Kurdistan was raised at our capital. What AKP prime minister, Binali Yildirim said? “There is a Kurdistan parliament, it has a prime minister, there is its own flag; it is recognized,” he said.

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Barzani, who was not even allowed to speak Kurdish in Ankara 25 years ago, has now become a man who raised the flag at Ankara.

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Again 2017 …

Barzani is holding a referendum on independence. The AKP, in order to calm down of our dear society, it is pretending to take parliament resolution.

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It has been very long article, hasn’t it?

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There is a short one too.

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.

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Some parts of soL News interview with Kemal Okuyan, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

Can Turkey tolerate an independent Kurdistan? Or, will these conflicts of interest lead Turkey to a military intervention?

We still do not know whether the referendum will be carried or not. Nor do we know how the outcome of the referendum will be implemented… Barzani is as inconsistent and unprincipled as the AKP government is. However, that does not mean that Turkey’s military intervention is a low probability. In the first place, it is definite that Erdoğan and even his yes-man Bahçeli need a “war” for their own personal salvation, or that they see the “war” as a way out. Barzani’s referendum move offers a sound justification to Erdoğan for declaring a war. His opportunities are limited in Syria or the Aegean region. Furthermore, the accumulated tension in our region invites military confrontations today. Wars stem from the intra-imperialist conflicts, yet the economic interests alone do not determine when and how wars break out. In this bourgeois system, rationality and logic are not prerequisite for armed conflicts in any case.

What would be the outcome of such an intervention?

Turkey has become an active part of an illegitimate war or wars for years. No one could emerge as a winner from such an intervention. No matter what ethnicities they belong, the poor will be the loser of such an intervention.

Is it not possible to set forth that a pro-U.S. and Israel-backed Kurdish state could be prevented through a military intervention?

It is a worldwide fact that new states, or rather quasi-states have been founded following the collapse of the Soviet Union, posing a great harm to the peoples of the world. In today’s conjuncture, no new state could be advantageous for the oppressed and toiling people. In our example, it is apparent for whom a Barzani-led Kurdistan would serve. Nevertheless, that does not justify the AKP-led policies of Turkey today. Above all, Turkey’s credentials are extremely poor in such matters as the disintegration and partition of the countries in the region. Turkey was very enthusiastic about the disintegration of Yugoslavia. They wanted to divide Syria into tribal states by means of a bloody scenario.

Further away, the AKP government is carrying out separatism in Nigeria. Turkey played a big role in Barzani’s consolidation in Iraq. Now they want to sink the country into a war! In principle, we should reject Turkey’s cross-border military mobilization. For what reason will the poor youth wage a war? For the investments of Turkey. To whose profit? A handful of capitalists. The region suffers from such policies and politicians that continuously change sides but never side with the people. Turkey was also disputed with the Iraqi central government until yesterday while Barzani was a guest of honour, now we witness the friendship of Baghdad-Ankara. We cannot take this friendship seriously. The conflicts of interest are available at this point.

Today, what they attempt to foist under the mask of Turkey’s interests is, indeed, the interests of Turkey’s hegemonic, exploitative, predatory, dishonest and thief class. Shall we follow those, who turned this country into a playground of the U.S. and NATO in the name of the said class, only for they talk about the “homeland” at the moment! What will save Turkey from all this chaos is to build a pro-people, socialist and egalitarian system that will eliminate the entire ethnic and sectarian discriminations without excluding any citizen while enhancing the whole richness of the country.

The current order in Turkey has dragged the Kurdish question to this situation. The denial, exclusion and elimination policies and the initiatives or the peace process carried out with bargains behind closed doors without apparent goals… That is not the true path. In turn, the similar policies developed by those who are acting in the name of the Kurdish people also led to the same results. Such policies that ignore or downgrade the contradiction of labour-capital, that highlight not social inequalities but ethnic distinctions instead would not generate solutions. The international dimensions of Turkey’s Kurdish question have further complicated today, and those who have led the country into a pro-U.S. trajectory for forty years and committed murders in the name of the NATO say “We are against a pro-US Kurdish state,” now! That is nothing more than a charade.

But, cannot we consider the foundation of a Kurdish state in Iraq as self-determination of a nation?

Some consider so, doubtlessly. However, that is not a Marxist or progressive approach as some allege so. Some are talking about such self-determination that is independent from every other aspect while humanity is amidst the fight of backwards-progressive, while class inequalities further deepen and all the worldwide capital groups clash in a playground! Today this right has turned into a trump card for imperialist rivalry just as yesterday. The workers should unite against the exploiters in order to avoid this trap. Why would Barzani and the Kurdish people have a common destiny? “But Kurds want so,” that misses the essence of the point. All the nations and countries should resolve their problems on their own, but, at this point, we should side with the oppressed, progressive and legitimate forces. If a referendum is held tomorrow and the people are asked “Do you prefer sharia?” and if this referendum results in favour of the “yes” side with 51 percent, shall we bow it considering it as “people’s will”? Those who argue today that the referendum in question will pave the way for the emancipation of the poor Kurdish, Arab or Turkmen people in Iraq are telling lies. No, that will not happen so, but new conflicts will emerge, leading the poor peoples to clash each other.

A similar situation exists in Spain at the moment. A referendum will take place for Catalonia’s independence.

The situation is very different in Spain. Catalonia is a very rich and developed region. There is also no ethnic pressure in its usual forms. Moreover, the Catalans do not like the rest of Spain. Barcelona regards Madrid as the countryside. Now they want to build their own state. An underlying selfish motivation is re-generated today mainly by the aim of not transferring resources to the rest of Spain. Many countries have similar regional inequalities, and if every region acts only with the principle of self-interests, humanity will suffer from great pains and new conflicts will emerge. Suppose that a country’s water resources are located in a certain region, and that country says, “Water is mine,” or industrial or energy resources. They could not resolve this problem. Capitalism is such a social system that fosters and legitimates selfishness. It does not pay attention to social interests. Catalonia’s independence has nothing to contribute to humanity, no matter how they decorate it. That does not stand for legitimating the present order in Spain. The people should unite and shift this infamous order.

We suppose that the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) is against the referendum on the Kurdish state?  

Would the opposite be possible? We are against both Barzani and the independence of a “Barzanistan.” We are against Turkey’s military mobilisation as well. To answer how to prevent it: only a unitary policy is possible; working peoples will unite against imperialism, exploitation and reactionary forces. Those who do not tend to agree with this option will get drowned in the midst of nationalisms and infamous market economy.

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My opinions…

When I’ve started blogging about three years ago, I have said my opinions about region and Kurdish conflict at many bloggers page. I remember it had started with a Italian blogger who made PKK propaganda in English. It continued with many bloggers pages like this. I have tried to tell that PKK and the Kurdish peshmergas were/are used by CIA and Israel, and PKK is a terrorist organization.

Many of the bloggers banned me by saying many bad things against me. Even I can say most nice of them was who said to me “you are Stalinist”.

The thing what I have seen during 3 years was many western leftist saw the PKK and peshmergas as “freedom fighters”. And I’ve asked many time to myself, “why”? While everything is clear and open in front of their eyes, why they insist to see them as the freedom fighters? They don’t see that they are used by propaganda tools by Israel-USA for their benefits at the Middle East?

And now, while Barzanistan, so-called Kurdistan is being established, I am wondering that will these western leftists think their shares in bigger conflicts that will emerge at Middle East after today?

 

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Why the trial of Sebastian and Atif was made bad and wrong?

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I have watched the tv documentary series by Netflix yesterday night: The Confession Tapes, True East Part 1 and Part 2.

That was very good documentary. It showed how bad a judgment can be.

The episodes summery and event are like that:

The Confession Tapes, a chilling new Netflix true crime documentary series, debuted on the streaming service September 8, and the first two episodes take up the shocking case of Sebastian Burns (pictured above right) and Atif Rafay (above left), two Canadian teenagers who were accused and eventually convicted of the brutal and shocking murders of Rafay’s parents and sister in Bellevue, Washington, on July 13, 1994.

The two friends, now in their early 40s, have been serving three consecutive life terms each, with no possibility of parole, since their convictions in 2004 — a decade after the crimes. In The Confession Tapes, documentary director Kelly Loudenberg makes a compelling case that Burns and Rafay are innocent of the horrifying murders.

But if they didn’t do it, why did Burns and Rafay confess, apparently in great detail, to the crimes? Who would confess to a crime — particularly a gruesome triple murder — that he did not commit?

False confessions are the theme of the entire Confession Tapes series, with each episode documenting a case in which confessions were obtained by police using questionable and even blatantly deceptive methods — calling into doubt the guilt of the suspects who often end up convicted and sentenced on the basis of their confessions alone.

The surprising conclusion viewers may draw from the series is that false confessions are much more common than generally believed. In the case of Burns and Rafay, their confessions were elicited by undercover detectives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) — Canada’s equivalent of the United States FBI — using a controversial technique known as “Mr. Big,” a method that was and remains illegal in the United States.

The undercover investigators posed as Mafia mobsters, attempting to recruit the two desperate and naive young men — whose lives had already been effectively ruined by the murder accusations — into their enterprise. But the phony mobsters told Burns and Rafay that first, they needed to know everything about their involvement in the murders.

According to Innocence Project expert Ken Klonsky, who has taken up the Burns and Rafay case, Burns — who was approached first — denied repeatedly that he was in any way involved with the savage triple murder.

“Their confessions to the RCMP mobsters took many months of heavy handed interviews to obtain,” Klonsky wrote in a blog post about the case.

“No juror was shown video evidence of Sebastian’s constant denials that he had anything to do with the crime, while the RCMP has disposed of almost the entire taped interrogation. What remains are the sessions that implicate Burns and Rafay.”

Burns finally “confessed” to the men he believed were mobsters, constructing a story from what he had absorbed from news media accounts of the killings, according to Klonsky. Rafay mainly echoed his friend’s “confessions.”

According to Klonsky, outside of the supposed confessions, “no hard or scientifically gathered evidence ties (Burns and Rafay) to the crime.” Despite the fact that Rafay’s family members were killed in extraordinarily violent fashion — the killer mercilessly bludgeoning the three to death with a baseball bat — no traces of blood or other evidence of the crime were found on either suspect despite five days of forensic testing.

“That seemed completely convincing – in a way that would only be convincing to an 18-year-old kid.”

In addition to the lack of physical evidence against them, Rafay and Burns had an apparently unshakeable alibi. They were seen and positively identified watching a movie at a Bellevue theater at 10 p.m. on the night of the murders. But neighbors specifically recalled hearing loud thumping noises from inside the Rafay home at 9:50 p.m., ruling out the presence of the two then-teens at the site as the killings were taking place, as the theater was too far from the Rafay home to be reached in 10 minutes flat — even assuming that Rafay and Burns did not stop to thoroughly cleanse themselves of any blood evidence.

But prosecutors simply called into question the neighbors’ memories of the time. In fact, the evidence against them was so inconclusive, that it took investigators in Washington six months to name Burns and Rafay as suspects in the murders.

quotes from:

Jonathan Vankin article

During the gathering of the evidence and during the judgements I think there was important evidence (perhaps consciously not considered) that was missed.

In the days following the murders the Bellevue Police Department received three tips through other law enforcement agencies: one from Constable Gelinas with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), one from an FBI informant, and one from the Intelligence Division of the Seattle Police. The confidential RCMP informant told Constable Gelinas of a man who had been offered a $20,000 contract to kill an East Indian family that had previously lived in Vancouver, Canada and had moved to Bellevue, Washington. The informant also told Gelinas that he heard this information two days before the murders were committed. Officer Gelinas contacted Bellevue investigators Robert Thompson and Jeff Gomes—the lead investigators on the Rafay murders—and communicated the information to them. The Bellevue investigators traveled to Vancouver and knocked on this man’s door twice. He was either not home or was not answering the door. The Bellevue Police returned to the United States without making contact. About five days after the homicides, the Bellevue Police Department received a call from the FBI advising that one of their informants was coming to provide information about the murder of the Rafay family. The FBI Informant told Detective Gomes of the Bellevue Police that a militant Islamic faction said that Dr. Tariq Rafay should die because of his beliefs and teachings about the Koran. The FBI informant also said that several days after the homicides a member of this militant Islamic faction came to his house and was worried that the FBI informant had seen a baseball bat that he and some other men were carrying around in their car. Because of this, the FBI Informant believed the murder weapon was a baseball bat, which in fact it was. With this information, the Bellevue investigators learned that the FBI informant knew the identity of the murder weapon before this information was made public. The informant provided names, addresses, and phone numbers to the police. However, Bellevue investigators never followed up on these leads. The Seattle Police Intelligence Division called the Bellevue Police Department and told them they had information that al-Fuqra, a radical and militant organization, that may have been involved in these homicides. However, the Bellevue police did not follow up on this information either. They did not question any members of the Islamic community in Bellevue to find out if Dr. Rafay had conflicts with Muslims in the area.

quotes from:

Rafay- Burns Appeal

I have searched this radical and militant organization (I think they do have terrorist organization features) called Al-Fuqra.

FROM wikipeida:

Jamaat ul-Fuqraa’ (alternatively Jamaat al-Fuqraa’) “Community of the Impoverished”) is an organization of mostly African-American Muslims based in Pakistan and the United States. Some of the approximately 3000 members have planned various acts of violence, often directed at rival factions.Two Al-Fuqra members were convicted of conspiring to murder Rashad Khalifa in 1990, and others are alleged to have assassinated Ahmadiyya leader Mozaffar Ahmad in 1983.

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Although various members have been suspected of assassinations and other acts of terror perpetrated in the 1980s and later,and some members having been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder and other crimes, ul-Fuqra itself is not listed as a terrorist group by the US or the EU. It was included in a list of terrorist organizations in Patterns of Global Terrorism, a 1999 report by the U.S. State Department.

The group has been banned in Pakistan. Jamaat Al Fuqra was also involved in the planned bombing of a Hindu temple in Toronto, Canada in 1991.
Hotel Rajneesh bombing.

On July 29, 1983, Stephen Paul Paster, an al-Fuqra member, set off a bomb at the Hotel Rajneesh, a hotel in Portland, Oregon. This hotel, located at SW 11th Avenue and Main Street, was owned by the Rajneesh religious group and featured the Zorba the Buddha nightclub. Paster had several bombs and homemade napalm in his room, but one of the bombs went off in his hands while he was placing the bombs in the midst of the napalm.

Paster was almost immediately arrested after the bombs went off, as he was one of only two people injured in the explosion, which took place at 1:23 a.m. After the hotel was evacuated two other explosions occurred at 3 a.m. Paster was charged with arson due to the fire which resulted from the explosions.Paster posted $20,000 bail, but fled Oregon and was not apprehended until June 1984 in Englewood, Colorado. In November 1985, Paster was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Multnomah County circuit judge,but was released after serving four years.

Most interesting news about Al-fuqra:

Pre 9/11 Massive Terror Plot Targetting 4,500 Hindus and Sikhs in Toronto Forgotten

Toronto’s (Canada’s largest city) terror plot of 1991 (pre September 11) has been forgotten and become a lost memory to Canadians.

The terror plot was planned by 5 Afro-Caribbean Muslims who were followers of Jamaat Al Fuqra, a Pakistani movement. They were acquitted of planning to kill 4,500 people within two buildings in Toronto.  The attacks were to be done one after the other. At the time of the attack, it was seen as an isolated case but now after a series of planned attacks in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto it has been associated with a series of attacks by Islamist terrorists. Just two years before the first World Trade Centre bombing, and a decade before the 9/11 attacks Toronto was the potential terror plot destination of North America where thousands of people would have died had the terrorists not been on the radar beforehand.

The terror plot was set to blow out during the Hindu festival of Diwali at two separate locations one after the other.  The first spot was the India Centre cinema on Gerrard Street with a 500 people capacity (most commonly occupied by Sikhs and Hindus) and the second spot was the Vishnu Hindu Temple, which has a capacity of 4000 (occupied by Hindus of mostly Indian and Caribbean descent) in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Glenn Neville Ford, a Trinidadian convert to Islam who immigrated to Canada in the mid-1970’s is the one who started a group called the Jamaat Al Fuqra which was led by a Pakistani cleric named Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani.

Gilani was the same man that Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Daniel Pearl was supposed to meet when he was kidnapped and killed in 2002.

Ford coupled with another Torontonian from Trinidad named Max Lon Fongenie and both of them together bought a settlement land on Algonquin Park at Combermere naming it Hasanville (a small settlement for only muslim families). That same summer, the regular visitors to Hasanville where men by the name of Tyrone Cole, Robert Wesley and Caba Jose Harris—all converts to Islam, from Texas.  Police stated that together they started a plan of destruction in Toronto.

In 1991, On October 3rd, Ford and the Texans attempted to enter the US through the Niagara borders where the security at the border found a sheet of paper in their vehicle stating “dying as a soldier of Allah,” as well as floor plans and maps to the cinema and temple. One of the documents in the car even led police to Brooklyn where they found a room full of guns, weapons and 2000 rounds of ammunition.  According to police the four travellers were going to Brooklyn to pick up the ammunition.

8 men were accused. 1 was quickly dismissed. Fongenie escaped to Pakistan. A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty to weapons offences. Ford, the three Texans and another Toronto man, Khidr Ali, were sent to trial. The three Texans were kept in jail until 2006, for twelve years, after which they were freed. They were convicted for being members of a terrorist movement and for conspiring to commit mischief endangering life.

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There are the news like that about Al-fuqra action at Toronto. It has always been said that Al-fuqra action was likely to be a preliminary experiment of 9/11.

Let’s turn back to the title question:

“Why the trial of Sebastian and Atif was made bad and wrong?”

If the whole process of judging of Sebastian and Atif, has been experienced as documented, then perhaps we should add a second additional question.

“If two 18-year-olds are the victims of this case, who does take benefit by protecting the real criminals?”

My opinion almost there is CIA behind of every islamic terrorist or radical militant organization on this planet. Of course, it’s not an empty belief of mine. It fulls with facts. Here an article about these facts: Jihad and Jihadists: So where do they come from?

In this case, it seems that the links of an organization, which is highly likely to be persuasive and evident, have been seriously and consciously overlooked. And the most striking feature of this organization is the possibility of making a preliminary experiment of horrific 9/11. Who was behind and staged 9/11?

here some writings-posts about it:

Basic Physics Experiments Prove 9 11 was an Inside Job

Why US Government And Saudi Arabia Don’t Want Americans Knowing The Truth About 9/11

Sixteen More Convincing Reasons to Question 9/11

9/11: The Whole Rotten Saga & the Most Ineffective Cover-Up Ever…

Untold History of the US – Bush and Obama Age of Terror

If all the judgement proceedings continued in the same way as Netflix documented, then perhaps it is time to ask why the actual offenders are protected. And if the actual offenders are this organization of unexamined evidences, then is it not clear who protects them?

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Or maybe all these are the conspiracy theories in my extraterrestrial mind, who knows?

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ps: By the way, the judge of the case of Rafay and Burns seemeed like Hollywood actor. What kind of speech of his decision statement at the final! He seemed that he acted towards the cameras, haha!

for those who want to watch the series, here it is the link for online watching:

https://watch-series.co/series/the-confession-tapes-season-01/season

 

 

 

 

The walls that gain autonomy

These street writing examples are from Turkey. I will try to translate them in English. They have hope, joy, humor, and sometimes deep interactions. It’s not just about the writer who wrote the grafiti. They do have the feature of establishing a close connection among the people who read it on the wall. Maybe some of them will make you feel or think the some connections, my Earthling friends; who knows. 😉

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At this war against the tea bags, I am at the teapot’s side.
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If I was the fish, the ferry would have hit me
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I’d like to use bad language, but the paint spray is about to run out.
I’ve bought the paint spray, mot*er f*ckers!
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It would have been good, if we had read the script once before we were born
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All lazy people, let’s unite, sometime
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hey policeman, the body search is in vain, all is in my head.
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The aliens are real
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     why you didn’t love me…                                                                                                                                   (the plate’s writing on the abandoned building at the background: Community Mental Health Center)
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Maybe someday we can share the same house and we would say together “oh sh*t!” to the electric bill of the same house.
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There are two deficiencies in the Turkish education system
1-Education
2-System
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While the sea is not rough, all you are becoming sea captain.
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Life is short, give vodka to the butterflies.
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Where are you Spartacus 😦

Let’s begin again!

Hi everyone! We hope all you are fine! Are we ready for the new season! Migo and I are ready!

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In May 26 we were running from Cylons! Cylons are not real, I had said this to Migo in many times but he didn’t listen to me as always!

Anyway, it’s been almost three and half months, my beloved friends! Wow! I didn’t realise that the time has passed quickly like that! I am sure Migo has kept the record and was aware everything. We, the dogs don’t keep the records but we are aware and remember eveything. For this, there is no need to be an alien from outer space!

Even if I don’t keep the records of the world’s events, I am aware nothing chances on this planet for last 3,5 months.

Let’s check together what happened or not happened.

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You see, nothing changes on this world. But you cannot tell this to Migo!

That’s why I gave up to tell some things to Migo for a long time. In this summer I’ve dedicated myself to my novel. Yes, I am writing my adventures with Migo finally. I am sure it will be best seller after the Bible at Amazon! I am trying to tell everything about aliens and their hazards. The world needs my novel!

There were hard times when I wrote my book in this summer, especially hot wheather made me nervous some times.

At the beginning of the summer it was already too late for us to reach the sea. Normally we would start to swim in May. But this summer we could go to swim in mid June as first. I was so excited that day. Though not as much as in this gif, actually I can see similarity with my excitement and its.🤔

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Why we were too late for opening sea season? Because Migo had started to learn Tai Chi those days and he was studying Tai Chi in early hours of the days instead of go to the sea. Yes, we always go to swim at 7-8 am in morning. We could not go swimming until Migo learned to use time well!By the way, those days were very funny. Because, the funnier thing than an alien who tries to learn Tai Chi, is an alien who cannot learn Tai Chi. Haha!

While the funny days were passing with Migo’s Tai Chi traning, at 12 June, an earthquake happened in Izmir where we reside in.

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It was interesting day. I’ve sensed the earthquake but I didn’t give any reaction. Migo couldn’t make sense of my attitude. That day this conversation passed amongs us.

-Didn’t you feel the earthquake WD?

-Yes, I did Migo. So?

-Why you did not give any reaction before it happened?

-What! Do I have to give any reaction? What do you think I am? Am I earthquake alarm!

-But human resources say that…

-Human resources say that, bla bla. Who cares Migo? Besides, you are the alien, why you didn’t any sense about earthquake? Tell me.

Migo didn’t answer. I had finally found the way to stop Migo’s questions! That was the victory day for me!

After that day, we have shaked too much. There were many afterschocks. Even in one of these days the records announced that 490 aftershocks happened in only one day. We were so used to shake that we were shaking ourselves when it was not aftershock.

The days have passed with the earthquakes, very-very hot wheather, writing my book, training Tai Chi of Migo, swimming, and many drinks in this summer. But, I couldn’t find my precious lady dog mate again. My unfortunate broken heart! However, I do have hope, after I finished my novel and published it, many lady dogs will line up at my door! That day I will be the lucky-one! Yeah!

Let’s begin to new chapter of our lives!

 

 

 

The distances

 

The most beautiful sea:
hasn’t been crossed yet.
The most beautiful child:
hasn’t grown up yet.
Our most beautiful days:
we haven’t lived yet.
And the most beautiful words I wanted to say
I haven’t said yet…

Nazim Hikmet Ran,
September 24th 1945

Until we meet again, take care of yourself, our Earthling friends.

With respect,

-Migarium the extraterrestrial, WD the earthling

 

Ariana Grande/Manchester Terror Attack: Some Important Notes/Observations…

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Before the usual calls to either (a) give away all our remaining privacy and liberties for the sake of security, or (b) round up all those awful brown people and send them to a camp (an actual suggestion that was being made on social media again by multiple users), there’s a couple of things worth considering about yesterday, terrorism and even Ariana Grande herself.

First, what happened last night may well have been a straightforward terror attack (or act of mass murder) by an extremist, possibly linked to ‘ISIS’ or by some terrorist monster who identifies with the ‘ISIS’ cause or thinks innocent concert-goers, including children, are a suitable target.

The official narrative may be all true. I won’t raise the question of ‘crisis actors’ or a simulated event (although some have already raised those questions, based on the available footage and pictures), but I will assume that a large…

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19 May 1919 — ∞

Today is May 19th, 98 years ago today, after the World War 1, it was burned the fire of independence in Anatolia. Because Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his 23 military fellows landed Samsun’s (the city of Black Sea coast)harbor in a small ferry.

Mustafa Kemal had resigned from Ottoman Army, already after than Istanbul Ottoman government issued an arrest warrant for Mustafa Kemal.

What was the situation at those days:

“When Mustafa Kemal landed in Samsun city of Anatolia on 19th May 1919, the situation of Anatolia was quite bad. People who came out wars which have been continued for long time, were tired, exhausted, and depressed. The Ottoman state was taken prisoner and Istanbul was occupied by emperialist forces. Sultan Vahideddin had no choice and was miserable.

The people who were tired from wars that have continued for long time could not taken one more war into consideration. But, when districts of Anatolia were started to occupy by westerners, and each district began to defend its property, life and honor.

Thus national forces called “Kuva-yi Milliye” was formed by Mustafa Kemal could establish an orderly army by organizing the Kuva-yi Milliye unities. Thereby, Anatolia people started straggling for their own motherland and national values one more time.”

Think about it, the world war has finished yet. Ottoman army has lost about 1,5 million soldiers, next to this figure about 200,000 troops have been captured in from Egypt to Tripoli on many fronts. There was no gun, even no food in Anatolia. While Mustafa Kemal and Kuva-i Milliye army started to Independence war with Anatolia people, they had only 3 war planes, even one of them was broken German war plane.

Under this circumstances, whole Anatolia people resisted against invader imperialist forces. According to Sevres Treaty, Anatolia has been occupied as the following map:

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So, Anatolia people who had suffered great losses were struggling with the atrocities of the invader countries.

And they started a new war, their Independence War against imperialism with the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Independence War of Turkey was not easy. There are many photographs that you can see on internet about war loses of the countries, like after WW2. But there are not so many pictures about how Anatolia has been after Independence war. People can forget or don’t remember if there is no photograph. Without photograph as if the war seems not to happen. I have found these about how Anatolia was after the Independence War of Turkey. These tell how much horrible that war. Because while the occupied countries was retreating, they burned the cities and left behind them. These are the photograps which were taken in some Anatolia cities during and after Independence War of Turkey.(1919-1922)

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I hope these photographs have given some clues how much struggled Anatolia people fought in their Independence War.

A country in this shape was left into the hands of the people of Anatolia by imperialists. But Anatolia people built the new republic over it with the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Today, 19th May, is celebrated as “Commemoration Ataturk and Youth and Sports Day” every year. Ataturk had said for this day, “19 May is my birthday.” Intrestingly, Ataturk’s real birth date is not known. And with the republic, 19 May had been recorded as his birthday to his identity card.

He always believed in youth. Almost every words of him address to the youth. Like his words of Nutuk, he trusted youth for county.

You can hear the words like that: “Ataturk is not popular for the Turkey people anymore.”

Don’t give the credits to these words. If there is something, this is the truth of the longing to Ataturk of Turkey people is rising in every year.

People, young or adult, go to Anıtkabir every national day. Huge crowds are gathering to memorialize and express gratitude for Ataturk in every city. They sing songs or marchs for him, the pictures or photographs are collecting and making posters, and many things are done. Like the video that I have shared at first line of this post. The lyric of that song: “I have never known anyone more special than you. I have never seen anyone more beautiful than you.” Like this song and video, if you write on youtube,”Ataturk cocukları” or “Izmir Marsı” (there are more but these two enough I guess) you can see that especially the young people’s longing and love to Ataturk.

This attitude of Turkey people, could seem weird for the rest of the world. They can ask: “Why the people are still keeping Ataturk in their hearts and minds almost 100 years later?”

Nobody forces Turkey Republic people to keep Ataturk in their hearts or mind. This is made without any pressure and made sincerely. Even more and more with everyday, the commitment to Ataturk is rising. (like Newton’s Third Law of Motion)

And the anwser of the question of “Why the people still keep Ataturk in their hearts and minds almost 100 years later?”: “Are you able to forget the person who gave you freedom and your honor back?”

I know this was a question-answer but it is still answer you know.;)

And happy May 19th, to the youth and to the ones who always feel and think like young!