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…
“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:
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)
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!
Eveything is meaningless. Spring has come. Actually we passed directly summer in here into 10 days, the weather is 32 degrees Celsius right now. If we don’t experience the spring why the spring exists? Who fools us!
There are so many questions in my mind. The humans think that we, the dogs don’t think too much. Recently I have read an article for example. It was about the dogs imitate people’s behavior. It was annoying. Firstly, the dogs are not copies of each other. So if one or two dogs imitate to humans, it does not mean that all dogs do the same. The entire dog community can not be left under suspicion. This is flagitious! If we don’t write the articles about human behaviors, it doesn’t show that the dogs don’t think too much. On the contrary, it means that we’ve thought much over it, therefore it is unnecessary to write an article over that subject anymore. Because, there is no need to put the issue that everyone knows, down on paper.
Yes, the dogs are the living creatures which think to much. We are questioning all the times.
These questions are the important questions. Before arraying the questions I have to say that I am skipping the more important question:
“Who am I?”
You know the one of best philosophers of our age Jackie Chan had asked this question and he was replied in his movie “Who am I?”.
We, the dogs know that the answer of “who am I?” is excatly same in the movie.
Thanks to Jackie Chan it doesn’t need to think about it. Then, we can focus on the other important questions. Like the second important question:
“Am I happy?”
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is negative. We have been unhappy for 225 million years; I mean since the last super-continental Pangea period when the continents were united. Because at those days Colombia was in an adjacent position to the Africa continent. And it could be reached by land. All the continents were under a single continent name. Most likely there was no Eurovision song contest at that time. Because there was no Europe continent. There was the Pangea song contest for the entire Pangea continent, and the singers of all the countries on Earth were able to compete. If it was still the same continent today, Colombia would be in this contest and we could watch and listen Shakira in the contest. This is the formula of happiness!
But, we have been unhappy for 225 million years!
We came to the 3rd important question.
“If I think, therefore I am?”
The answer is, in fact, not exactly the same. To think is not the core. How you think is the core that actually connected to the issue. For example, there are philosophers who think about the universal effects of the morality of the good will. But there is not a philosopher who thinks about the universal effects of the immorality of bad intentions. Here we can say that human philosophers are anxious to look cute around themselves. They don’t want to use the discomfortable words like “immorality”. Because of them and nobody thought over the universal effects of the immorality of bad intentions, the world goes to sink on the hands of the people who have bad intentions and bad behavior. If the philosophers had thought on opposite side, this wouldn’t have been a problem of todays! So, if you think, therefore you are not actually. That’s why don’t boast about yourself uselessly, and don’t have the tattoo of “cogito ergo sum” done while it’s meaning is still vague!
While all the philosophers were blowing their minds up on “thinking” idea, one day a man appeared and asked following. This is the fourth important question in our sequence:
“Is ‘to think’ enough by itself, if there is no action in it?”
This man’s name was Karl Marx.
Why Marx asked this question? Because, he was in love deeply to rich man’s daughter, Jenny von Westphalen. Marx was poor, Jenny was rich. And they lived their love secretly during seven years! Seven years, wow! Seven years later, Marx who now understood that action was more important than thinking, proposed to marry Jenny, It is said that Marx has thought “The entity and matter it must be considered as having an independent from the thought” very first time, when he has offered to marry for Jenny.
I can understand Marx’s mood. Think about it, you find a love of your life and you are waiting for seven years! I cannot stand in a few second if I see my lady dog who will be my love! Marx who understood the sitting and thinking are pointless, took the action.
Now, I hope, you can more understand when Marx said “productive relations”, he was mentioning “marriage”. After marriage, the years in poverty continued. Marx struggled so hard to find a solution, however he was able to realased one day he left the writing table, a gigantic work of two volumes had emerged for humanity. Which is all had started with a paper of kitchen shopping lists and the prices for his family.
He and his family lived in the poverty and hunger. Even they have lost four children because of poverty. You see, my dear followers, if Marx had lived in todays, his life would have been a lyric of a rap song top of the list, or Oscar movie subject. But he lived almost 2 hundred years ago, and he missed all copyrights of the artistic works which can be done about his life.
So, it might have been,
But it all never happened due to the time line. And his life directed to the millions.
By the way, the anwser is 4th question, is “yes, action is important as much as thinking.”
When materialism was questioned more with Marx, the fifth important question emerged:
“Who is the responsible of the god’s death?”
According to human philosopher Nietzsche, the god has been killed about 19th century by humans. So, Nietzsche was the eyewitness. Even, he was the only eyewitness! When we thinking on humans’ features and what they can capable of, if humans were able to kill the god, why they left behind the eyewitness? It is nonsense! Probably, Nietzsche killed the god and he had cast aspersions on rest of humans! Gladly we the dogs do not have any mad like Nietzsche, and our bone god is still living!
I hope I could have helped about the most five important questions on Earth. I know there are so many important questions except these five. Like the following questions:
-Why US and Russia don’t fight with each other at Bering Strait? (It is easier than fighting in Middle East for them)
-Why the Miss Universe beauty contest is only made up by Earthlings?
-Why always Canadian pharmacy firms send aphrodisiac drugs spam emails? (Always Canadian, not British, not US not the others.)
-How does a robot answer to the question of “where do you see yourself in five years” in the job interview?
-Why there is not a green pill in Matrix movie(kind of limbo place); so why they force the humans to choose only between bad or good?
List goes on like that.
Maybe next time, we would try to answer these and the others. 😉
My friends this is just too much for me. I am still a single mother.You know I have been an advocate for the poor, disabled, abused, harmed , neglected, animals, children, ect. My entire life. Here in Colorado everyone knows what caused all this. Sorry, I have not had coffee yet. Jake, when he was 5 would become overwhelmed at school. It is apart of SPD. He had an incredible pediatrician that was against putting kids on drugs. He made arrangements for occupational therapy. Said to me just keep doing the OT and change is diet. Well one day, Jake was frustrated, there as an event at school and they punished him by putting him in a padded closet 😦 he freaked out. Did anyone call me NO! then they let him out his flight or fight was so fired up. He was just a little guy 😦 he lashed out at a teacher.
Long story short. The DHS workers came to me and said if I did not medicate Jake they would put him in a residential treatment facility for kids with mental issues, and take him away from me. His pediatrician (who retired when Jake was 5 said NO way, he does not need drugs. I took Jake out of the Medicaid insurance and found a fantastic pediatric psychologist, and to get DHS off my back we agreed to dust Jake with Clonidine.
It was just enough to make the state leave us alone!! My friends this makes me cry. Being a mother is the MEANING of my life! I worked 4- 10 hour shifts in hospital so I could have 3 days off with my son. Later I would just pull 12 hours on the weekend so I could be there to help Jake if his SPD flared up. For the most part Jake was a snuggle bug, and just wanted to be at home with Mom.
As promised by Dr. Beasley with OT Jake grew out of the SPD 50% of the kids do!
The overdose happened at the time we had decided to start weaning Jake off the clonidine! 😦 😦
I shut down my life after the OD, I had a bit of savings and pretty much became a stay at home Mom. I just wanted to stare at my son’s face I was so happy to have him alive! I am tired my friends. I have been trying to change the US system since I was 14 years old, and they deported my grandparents. (They were my parents) I enrolled in military school. My grandparent thought my chances for opportunity would be better in the USA 😦
I never counted on people to help me, I worked hard!
My lovely career at Colorado State University. Did not want the media attention, they put me on unpaid leave in January. They won’t even respond to my emails.
I sold my home and spent every penny over 50 grand fighting this battle!
We live in a town with no real bus system. My #one ranked law firm knew my life was falling apart and they “BRACE yourself”….TOOK a pay out to mess withy the case form the inside Leventhal and PUGA!
It was the news reporter that found out! That was a crushing blow since my main attorney was a Marine Alex Wilscke 😦 I cam barreling down on them How could they!
NO ATTORNEY WANTS THIS CASE AT ALL!
I have been told by many people in power, Caroline you do not need an attorney. You know the law, and medicine better than any attorney you can hire.
You bet the coroner swapped Jakes samples they are not his, but they will not give them to me, because they know I will DNA sample them, I have called the FBI and the CIA myself!
You bet I wanted follow up care for Jake after the OD but the umbrella insurance company ordered his new pediatrician, because my favorite retired NOT to see Jake he was a medical liability!
Search engines are filtered in the USA and it was not until I left the country that I found a case of Clonidine causing DIC! When I came back to the USA with this information, I was met with shut doors! They would not listen to me.
The day Jake died, PVH again under the same insurance company let him lay there with no pain meds or heparin! Again because orders were put in place not to treat Jake!
I have nearly lost my mind in this. There is a media black out on the story WHY I can not get one paper, one news source to run the story!
Now I sit here using my neighbor wifi, mine has been disconnected. They have done their best to break my communication. 911 even told me not to call them! The FBI said, it is a local matter BUT again. The county and the police will not respond to my calls!
Sojourner told me months ago. Stop Caroline and save yourself. I was sad. I wanted to fight to save other children. I kept on fighting. it is against every fiber in my being to watch anything suffer.
I can’t drive, I have no gas money and I have an eviction notice on my apartment. Again, everything people have known for months!
Since Lasater and Martin are not willing to negotiate the claim. I have to STOP! I have to go back to proving for my surviving children. They need me! This case has been a 24hr/7 day a week job for me with NO pay! The friends I did have ran a long time ago, it is beyond the normal comprehension of the human mind to see corruption and evil to this extent!
SO, WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK A MOM WHO LOST HER BABY AND THEN HAD THE SUYSTEM TAKE MORE THAN THAT FROM HER, CAN LIVE LIKE THIS? MY BRAIN IS RITTLED WITH NIGHT TERRORS FROM WHAT I SAW MY BABY ENDURE, AND ALL THE DOCTORS HERE WANT TO DO IS MEDICATE ME!
There is nothing wrong with me. I saw my child get tortured in front of my eyes and die. I heard my baby’s ribs break during 40 minutes of CPR. That is not something that ever leaves your mind!
Now, I can’t get ONE lawyer to help me! Not one governmental agency! This is insanity! people are so greedy they can not even donate to my Gofund me for pharmacy reform.
This fight is making me physically ill! I can not fight, if I can not even afford to go to the doctor my self!.
I don’t want to quit, but with literally NO support from anyone. I have to protect myself. How can I provide for my family, if I am too sick to even help them?
There is no sense in blogging anymore, the only people who read my blog are in other countries according to my wordpress stats!.
It is called self preservation. Lasater and Martin know that their first offer to settle was highly illegal, but they are playing games. Saying , I need an attorney. No I don’t, it is a legal right to represent yourself!
So blogging about it has gotten me nothing but support from a few fellow bloggers, who I know are just as damaged and poor as me!
I DO read my fellow bloggers websites….well the ones that I know are run by real people and not under aliases.
My motto is, if you are going to blog be the real you!
Thanks my friends for all your support! I will grammar check later, I am too tired today.
This is about human life; it is about how bad US health system is; and it is about if you want to seek your right in US, how the system tools that stand by the tax of the people, can come out as the secret and invisible but powerful weapons against you. It’s the worst…
This war against fascism was not easy, and success of Soviets at war has been trying to be ignored by European governments for last decades.
The following quotes from Kemal Okuyan, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey, today’s article from SoL.org:
“The US and the UK were no more innocent than Hitler Germany in imperialist competition. Nevertheless, these two imperialist countries were making unmatched maneuvers to save themselves from the responsibility of war resulting in the bloodshed of the Soviet peoples, in which they were using a “libertarian” intelligence which had neither a backbone nor a memory. We made a mistake, it was necessary to keep the sins of the United States and Britain on the agenda constantly, but when this wasn’t made, the Soviets and Nazi Germany, plus Stalin and Hitler have been became identified in same impertinence area.
During the war, the alliance between the Soviets and the United States&Britain was so temporary as imperative as for all three. It was completely rotten, because the alliance was class-based mixed. The ideology of the Alliance was absent because of the existence of opposing ideologies. The Alliance could not agree on the definition of the enemy. It was not true that between 1941 and 1945 a “front of democracy” was established against fascism. A wing of western imperialism defended its own interests, the Soviet Union itself and humanity. It was the Soviet Union that held the promises of the war for four years as well as the war, and conformed to the rules of morality and diplomacy in relation to its allies. Before the end of the war, before Germany surrendered, that were the United States and the United Kingdom, which started a new war (it doesn’t matter cold or hot). We allowed this fact to be forgotten. With this, the lie that the Soviet Union represented authoritarian and the US represents a libertarian world, grew day by day.”
Hulya Sen; she was working as a family doctor in Istanbul before April 16, presidental referendum of Turkey, but after April 16, she resigned from her office and began a march to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey for the annulment of the referendum.
Dr. Hulya Sen has said about the start of the march from Istanbul to Ankara:
“The results of the referendum were announced at same night in April 16, I was in Kadıkoy square. There were tens of thousands of people at there, and none of them was seemed in a state to go back homes already. There was a rejection, there was nonacceptance; because, the referendum was shady, there were the ballots without an authenticating stamp to count. People walked rightward to leftward in Kadıkoy. They entered the streets, then they went out. The rain started and everyone went home. We woke to a day with “yes”. I did not have anything to go and study. I also do not believe that the state is the same state which I started to work 25 years ago. ‘I need to separate my road,’ said to myself. I resigned and decided to go for a march. It was kind of desperation. Because, this is a situation which neither the people can seat nor can sleep; also can not work. Walking was helping for me, that was what came to mind. I’ve started a person, but I am no longer single person. I know we’re a huge crowd.”
The result of referendum that Dr. Hulya Sen mentioned, has been announced as “the yes vote is about 51.4% and, 48.6% for the no vote” for a new presidental sytem of Turkey.
According to the result of the referendum, the map of Turkey has been shaped as follows.
The area’s size which belongs to higher “yes” votes, so colourised with white color seems bigger than the area’s size which belongs to higher “no” votes, so colorised with orange color. However, the population of “No” votes area is higher than the “Yes” votes area in Turkey. Especially at the west cities, more than half of population of including Istanbul, Izmir, also Ankara the capital, and total 17 metropol cities’ population gave “no” vote against the new presidental system of Turkey. (In Turkey there are 30 metropol cities)
Of course, the cities with more “No” votes are the cities of higher populations and the cities with more “yes” votes are the lower population cities, do not indicate that “no” will be the dominant result. It can be said that the situation can be balanced between the lower population cities where “yes” votes reaches to 70% or 80% and two major populations of Turkey such as Istanbul and Ankara where the 51% “no” votes outcome. For example, in Istanbul about 11 million voters number is equal with almost 15 middle cities’ voters number in Anatolia. If these 15 middle cities gave the “yes” votes in high percent, so let’s say average is about 75%, this can be balanced the Istanbul 51% “no” votes. But it is still very difficult question to answer: How can be possible this result, while about 49 million people live in these 17 metropol plus 16 other cities where the “no” votes are higher? Turkey population according to last datas, is about 80 million. In this regard at the population of the cities where the “yes” votes are higher, is about 31 million people.
Before Dr. Hulya Sen started to her march, the question mark about the ballots without an authenticating stamp to count, has been confusing for many people, as she stated.
What is the issue about the ballots without an authenticating stamp?
The day 16 of April, at referendum day,
Before the referandum, High Electoral Board of Turkey, YSK, had been announced also made a video about how referendum will be made for the voters and the parties’ officials who will work on the ballot boxes. According to rules of referendum the ballots and the envelopes which ballots will put in, had to be officially stamped. However, while voting was underway, even half an hour before the end of voting in western cities and half an hour after voting in eastern cities is over -(in Turkey west cities’ voting process is finishing in 5 pm, east cities in 4 pm)- High Electoral Board of Turkey announced the ballots’ envelopes that had not been officially stamped, will be accepted.
“Both the opposition and the OSCE focused on a decision taken on Sunday by the High Electoral Board…he OSCE said the decision broke Turksh election law. The board “issued instructions late in the day that significantly changed the ballot validity criteria, undermining an important safeguard and contradicting the law,” the OSCE said…Opposition parties said that 1.5 million unstamped ballots had been illegally counted – enough to swing an election that had been decided by about 1.38 million votes, according to state news agency figures.” -quotes from the news of telegraph.co.uk
Another woman, Meral Aksener who seperated her political road from Turkish Nationalist Party MHP, like the other opponents was trying to reach to tv channels for hearing her voice, she was saying that, “Don’t leave the ballot boxes, there is huge manipulation from state news agency figures which were broadcasted on tv channels right now.”
Same night the people were on the streets in many city of Turkey, the women at the forefront, the people made the protest agaist the result of referandum and High Electoral Board of Turkey, YSK.
April 17-18, after referendum, Dr. Hulya Sen was on the roads towards to Ankara. She was making the statement to the local newspaper and she was saying that:
“High Electoral Board, YSK did not accept any objections, but we were expecting a different decision, you are seeing that the people gathering and saying they do not accept it. They want to walk with me, but I do not think it’s possible to walk together in the conditions of the OHAL (acronym of the state of emergency in Turkish). In fact, I think that it is not possible to propose a constitution under the conditions of OHAL. We are confronted with the imposition of a constitution without the internalization of the material, unless OHAL is removed and people have not discussed the constitutional amendment. Moreover, the election results are questionable.”
This has been subject to the OSCE report of referendum of Turkey:
“A failed coup attempt on 15 July 2016 left at least 241 people dead and 2,194 injured. In response to the attempted coup, as well as a wave of terror attacks that shook the country in 2016, the government declared a state of emergency on 21 July and extended it twice since, most recently for another 90 days starting on 19 January. Mass arrests and the prosecution under emergency decrees of over100,000 and continued detention of over 40,000 individuals, as well as dismissals of over 150,000 civil servants, followed. The state of emergency that restricted fundamental freedoms, as well as the ongoing security operations in the southeast that resulted in several hundred thousand people fleeing their homes, led to questions as to whether conditions were in place to permit a democratic referendum. In its opinion on the amendments to the Constitution, the Venice Commission noted that “the current state of emergency does not provide for the due democratic setting for a constitutional referendum.”
OSCE is continuing it’s report about campaigning of the parties:
“The campaign was characterized by the lack of a level playing field. The significantly more visible ‘Yes’ campaign, led by the governing AKP and to some extent the MHP, was supported by several leading national officials and many lower level public officials, including the prime minister and thepresident, who under the constitution is required to remain non-partisan and perform his duties without bias. These instances blurred the line between party and state… Supporters of the ‘No’ campaign faced a number of undue limitations on their freedom to campaign. Many ‘No’ campaigners suffered physical attacks. A high number were arrested, most often on charges of organizing unlawful public events or insulting the president. Some ‘No’ campaigners faced difficulties renting premises for events or had their events cancelled by the authorities or venue proprietors, often on short notice.”
According to Zeynep Altinok’s study, before referendum into two months, 213 people who were “no” campaigners and supporters were taken into custody; except the many knife attacks and injuries were made by “yes” supporters.
Also, some lines from her study,
“Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, accused the people who say “No” to support terrorism…
It was also forbidden to distribute brochure to the “No” supporters in the Istanbul subway, but at the same time the electricity of the stand of the “yes” supporters, was given by the subway…
The police could not tolerate the ‘No’ written on snow by Artvin-Cerattepe people. Police erased the “NO” writing on snow by intervening…”
The physical injuries that Zeynep Altinok mentioned in her study, continued on the day of the referendum according to the news;
“..when the objection to a ‘Yes’ vote was made with the reason it’s void by Melisa Yetin in Istanbul, it come to light that that both her and another woman offical Fatma Yilmaz was attacked and wounded. It has been suggested that the aggressor group was a member of AKP Kartal Esenlik Youth Branches….After they come out of hospital, they stated that “We were in charge for the Republic. The republic gave the freedom to women. If next sunday would be the election again, we are ready to work over…”
CHP Manisa deputy Tur Yildiz Bicer asked about ‘the unstamped votes’ decision of YSK. She explained that she wanted a decision on the acceptance of the unstamped votes from YSK but she could not get a response. Tur Yildiz Bicer shared this message in a statement made on Twitter: “Today I applied to the YSK and asked the decision and circular letter about the acceptance of the unstamped votes; there is no decision, no circular letter and no answer!”
While these happened, an another woman, Burcu Celik who is HDP deputy was taken into custody.
According to news, Burcu Celik was arrested after she uncovered the doubts of the referendum results of Mus city, has also attracted attention.
And Dr. Hulya Sen has been walking, and the 4th day of her march, she gave this statement on another city’s local newspaper.
“I feel myself as millions on this road which I started alone. I’m not tired. This action is an objection, a rebellion. The public and I are calling the High Electoral Board, YSK members to resign. Because no law can be imposed by compulsion despite public. The laws and the constitutions are made by society. You also need to draw the boundaries of the people you authorized, so that you can be called a legal text. If it gives you unlimited authority, this is not a legal text anyway. So this is not a constitution. This is a project to enforce the legal framework of unconstitutional governance. The Turkish people are not the nation to accept to such a compulsion. I have not been able to find out who wrote this draft constitution already. We know that we can find the official records of who wrote all the constitutions written up to now, including the Rescript of Gulhane.(1839)”
“Now, even either YSK says “yes” or “no”, it has no judgement anymore. After that the decision of that authority, I think there is no judgement. I think YSK is invalid. In a place where the president doesn’t acknowledge the constitution, I do not acknowledge YSK.”
Thousands of people, like herself, were in the streets to signify that they did not accept YSK’s decision. YSK has not accepted to any objection for the referendum result, and many reputable legal experts of Turkey, indicated that YSK has to accept to objections. And according to them, YSK made a silent coup against the constitutional system.
The days and nights of last week, YSK is taking own share from the people’s refusal. Women are still on the front. For example, that old woman joined the daytime protests in front of the YSK, and says the following against YSK.
Translating her words in English shortly,
“They’re shamless. They are not embarrassed. Would that be so? I can not find anything to say. God da*n you, da*n you! You are reptiles, thieves, who get illegally. We want our votes, we do not want anything else!You can have the money that you have stolen, but you give us our votes! God da*n you! They’re relentless! They could not finish the country by eating! Fill your eyes with soil!
While Dr. Hulya Sen is on her march, the women of Anatolia are everywhere on the streets and they are resisting. They are writing an another page of history of Turkey. And it seems that the new page is on the begining yet. The women have been already expressing this on the streets with the slogan “this is just the beginning” with huge crowd last one week. There are still so many road they will take, also they are aware of it. They don’t seem to leave this road. Also as far as I know the women of Anatolia, they don’t withdraw under any conditions. Those who do not take the women reactions into account will certainly be doomed to absolute failure. On the other side, the women of Anatolia know better than anyone, Ataturk and his revolution has given the best rights for women, before many other countries in the world. Dr. Hulya Sen also stated she will finish her march tomorrow, April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
While she was on this road, I respect to her and the other honorable women of this planet. Besides, it should not be forgotten that, like Nazim Hikmet said: “A brave woman’s head is heavy on a coward man’s shoulder.”