22 years ago today, Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer was killed with the bomb, which was exploded in his car, in front of his house. He was working at Cumhuriyet newspaper and writing about the Islamic capital, which began to settle Turkey, when he was killed.
His explanation with his words:
“Today in Turkey, strands of Islam, who are fed with financial assistance from the abroad run wild. I will explain all them name by name. I am trying to prove that they are included which political powers and the capital groups which they have behind.”
From the one of his last articles,
January 7, 1993 with the title, “Mossad and Barzani,”
“If the Kurds are making the war of independence against colonialism, what are CIA and Mossad doing inside the Kurds? Or the CIA and Mossad are fighting against imperialism, but entire world is not aware of their war!”
Today in 2015, if it is wanted to learn what is happening into the Middle East, the answer of this belongs to past, at that years. That years, seven important journalist, professor and politician were killed in Turkey. Tragicomic side of all, their killers never found… What a pain for a public. Today, if the imperialism can kill thousands in this region easily, because of that the imperialism has prepared of this for years.
But, imperialism has not accounted one thing as always. One million people were in his funeral ceremony at that day, and today millions of people have same thought with him. “Imperialism kills.”
After his death, a poem-folk song sang for him:
…When we are planted, we come back as crop
When we are crushed; we come back as flour
When we go as only one person; we come back as thousands
To shoot me, is it salvation?
Here are some of his thoughts with his words:
He was anti-imperialist
“I am Kemalist. I am republican. I am secular. I am anti-imperialist. I am side with full independent Turkey. I am defender of human rights. I am against the terrorists. I am the enemy of bigots, thieves, profiteers, self-seeking. Until yesterday morning, you could not deny any subject, which I’ve written with researching. If so, you shoot me, you break me into pieces; the people who will go beyond of me, will born from into every pieces of mine.”
He felt responsible himself for entire humanity
“People are not responsible only for what they are talking; they are also responsible for what they are silent.”
He was a realistic
“You are not able to have an idea, without having knowledge.”
He has stood with justice
“Injustice, which is done to a person, it is a crime against the whole society.”
He was human rights defender in real sense
“The people who keep in silence, would be involved to these crimes against humanity. These innocent people could be Jews, Arabian, Christian; the race and religion discrimination are not made. The dead people are human being.”
He was poetical
“Some of dead, how much close to us,
Most of livings, how much dead…”
He was against Nato and United States imperialism
“Our republic, which has got independence underlying own basis, were delivered in the imperialist octopus arms after the World War II. It is such a surrender that our underground sources are at multinational corporations’ disposal; it is such a surrender that our mining, petroleum and foreign investment laws have been prepared by the foreign experts; it is a such a surrender that the parts of our country lands were donated to another state’s general staff under the name of “base”; it is a such a surrender that our army weapons, vehicles and equipment are connected to the dictates of transoceanic countries.”
And, he is still anti-imperialist, he fells himself responsible of entire humanity, he is a realistic, he stands with justice, he is human rights defender in real sense, he was poetical, he is against Nato and United States imperialism. Because, the thoughts are never killed.