November 10, is the day of 79th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who is founder of Republic Turkey.
Today, Communist Party of Turkey issued a statement for the 79th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
If Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became a historical leader, there are historical reasons for that.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for ruining imperialist plans of sharing the Anatolia after the First World War.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for foreseeing the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for taking the risk of abolishing the Sultanate and Caliphate.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for using his personal authority fully to establish a secular Republic.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for establishing a friendly relationship based on mutual interests with the Soviet Union.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for taking progressive steps and speeding up the flow of history.
On the 79th anniversary of his death, those who are holding ceremonies with fake cries and heroic speeches without mentioning these reasons making him a historical leader and without confessing that all these progressive achievements are gone are hypocritical liars. We will denounce them.
On the other hand, those who don’t want to see the fact that independence, secularism, sovereignty and republicanism can’t coexist with an exploitation order will keep getting disappointed. Our call to them is as follows: ‘If you really want a secular, independent and sovereign Republic, you must fight to overthrow this social system dominated by big monopolies.’
Turkey is not in the 1920s. The social structure of the country and the circumstances have deeply changed. The bosses were just growing at the time. Now we live under the domination of an exploiting class that steals, ravages, plunders everything inside the country and endangers not only our people but whole world for their regional ambitions.
Now, this exploiting class will either be overthrown or the darkness will deepen. The material conditions of socialism were very weak in 1923 in comparison to now. Therefore, Mustafa Kemal and his friends made a different choice. As for now, we don’t have any other choice than socialism for the future of our country. Turkey will certainly meet with that choice.
With this consciousness and determination, on November 10, 2017, with respect to Mustafa Kemal…”
I would like to express my most sincere thanks to the appreciative people, who thought to give me Carl von Ossietzky Prize, the year of 1993.
To be deemed worthy of the award which was drawn up in the name of Carl von Ossietzky who has passed his 49 years very short life with struggle for democracy, human rights and peace, is an unique honor for me.
I bow respectfully to the memory of Carl von Ossietzky, who spent his youth in the concentration camps where were ignored even the living which is the most natural human right, for the sake of human rights, and who died in a corner of hospital due to the tuberculosis.
My dear audience, now to you, I will read the letter I’ve wrote to my big brother Carl von Ossietzky who is 16 years older(*) than me and the citizen of the world by knowing that it will never reach to his hand.
Dearest Carl von Ossietzky,
I would love to give you good news from this beautiful world where my sojourn time decreased, but as a matter of fact, despite all my optimism, unfortunately I will not be able to give you good and beatiful news from our world.
Which one I would tell you, dear Ossietzky?
People have started to value the human rights more than the times when you lived in the world. It needs to be pleased, doesn’t it? But you do not be happy right now; actually it doesn’t like that at all. While the people are becoming more aware of the value of human rights, the ones who ignore and who are against human rights continue to the human rights violation by applying new methods that they discovered. These new methods are ensuring the violation of human rights, while they are seeming to protect and defend human rights. The most dramatic aspect of these new methods is that the people whose rights are violated, are not aware of who violated, and also even they are not aware of whether their rights are violated or not.
Dear Carl von Ossietzky,
We have learned from you what human rights are and how they could be obtained. We owe a lot to you. We now know that as same as human rights can be violated in the behaviors of the individual against the individual, the human rights are violated in the individual’s behavior against the society or in the society’s behavior against individual. Today, the most talked controversial issue is the behavior of the states or governments’ behavior which is against human rights, on their citizens. Today, those times when a state that was in violation of human rights could say “you can not interfere to my internal affairs, I do what I want to do on my citizens,” to the other states which were respectful to the human rights, have passed already. However, today, human rights are being violated by the new methods that I have mentioned without being noticed, by the states.
I am, as being a writer of one of the countries which were called as “the third world” before the period of unipolar globalization called the new world order, and nowadays which are known as “underdeveloped” or “developing”, as being a writer of Turkey, I feel such states’ acts against the state, their acts against the human rights until my bones and marrow. The human rights of the people and intellectuals of the countries like my country, are being violated by the countries which are considered as civilize, supposed high-tech countries, modern civilization countries and the countries that experienced the industrial revolution on time. Thanks to the newly discovered violation ways of human rights, even the people whose rights are violated would not know it. Except this, the people and intellectuals of the state that violated human rights of an another state, do not know their state have violated the human rights of the citizens of an another state; only their government officials and politicians know.
I can show the concrete examples for what I said. But I prefer to talk in general instead of giving the concrete examples.
Supposing that, the country A is backward or was left in backward, or it is one of the countries which is underdeveloped or developing. In this A country, both individually and socially human rights are being violated. Even in A country, human rights are being violated based on the laws.
The countries X, Y and Z, which respect human rights, naturally do not remain silent on the situation of A country. On the grounds that A country is violated human rights, the political and economic relations of the X, Y and Z countries with A country, have been deteriorated.
However in some day we see that, the broken realitionship of X country with A country suddenly has been fixed. Not only X country, also the countries Y and Z can suddenly improve/fix their relationships with A country.
Well, while the human rights violations are still the same as before in country A, even the rights are violated based on the laws, which reason it might be the reason for changing relationships of X, Y and Z countries which are thought to be respectful of human rights, with country A?
The answer of these questions should be found by today’s intellectual with thinking.
These reasons are the following events which are seemed as if they do have no realitionship with human rights:
The country X will set up a factory in the country A. The country Y will build a bridge in the country A. The country Z will sell the airplane to the country A.
A factory, a bridge, a weapon sale tender, these cause to forget human rights of the high technology and civilization countries which seem to be respectful to human rights. Neither the people and intellectuals of the counties X, Y, Z nor the people and intellectuals of the backward country A, are aware of all these, also thanks to the media.
Dearest Carl von Ossietzky,
It seems that to establish world peace, to actualize the democracy and democratization, to apply human rights in full, for all them our work is much more difficult than before. Because the people and the intellectuals of both the cheating countries and cheated countries, are deceived without their notice. The number of those who are not deceived and can see the truths, is decreasing day by day. Because every superior concept such as high technology, contemporary science, art and philosophy are in the hands of the opposite party and in their service.
Dear Carl von Ossietzky,
I am sorry that I was not able to give you good news from our world on the 45th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights while I am taking this award which was drawn up in the name of you. The human rights violations I have mentioned above, have not took a part yet in the Human Rights Declaration. I do not believe that this distorted order will change as long as the politicians and administrators who represent the biggest states, remain as the secret human rights violators.
There isn’t any hope? Is there no light at all? As long as there are those who see the truth and those who investigate the causes of the events, even if their numbers are few, there is hope. A tiny spark can produce very big fires, it could be causing a great light. We have no remedy other than hope.
With my warmest regards, I express my thanks, dear Ossietzky.
December 7, 1993 Tesvikiye, Istanbul
(*) Aziz Nesin birth date is 1915, Carl von Ossietzky birth date is 1889
Aziz Nesin was a great humorist and satirist of Turkish literature, and political activist. If some one asks me, “who made you laugh too much on this planet?”, I can give his name in my top five list. His life has passed with struggle. He has been always against wrong managements. When looking his life we see that he never gave up. And his readers always esteemed/esteem his value. After more than 100 books (many of them has been translated into over thirty languages) poems, novels, short stroies and theatre works, after many awards from many countries such as Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, after built Nesin Mathematics Village in Sirince county Izmir where more than 100 children learn math with enjoyable ways by avoiding fear of failure on Math every year, and after so after many beauties he left behind, he left this planet in 1995.
His struggle life can be explaned with many time he was put in jail due to his political ideas, and in one time, he was tried to kill by burning in Madimak, Sivas city of Turkey in 1993. Madimak massacre is a kind of black stain in Turkey’s history. Same day, 33 poets, writer and folk artists have been killed by burning in Madimak Hotel by bigot Islamists mob. Aziz Nesin narrowly escaped a lynching attempt and death, while he was tried to run away from hotel fire.
There is a describing in English wikipedia page of Aziz Nesin: “Nesin supposedly provided a strong indictment of the oppression and brutalization of the common man. He satirized bureaucracy and “exposed economic inequities in stories that effectively combine local color and universal truths”.
Aziz Nesin is describing the art, artist, and humor in the interview of Journalist Zeynep Oral, Milliyet news paper Art Magazine. 
When it comes to humor, I have to say from the beginning that I understand the functional humor which serves a function for the people’ benefits. The factor which drove me to the humorous writing was the conditions of that day’s environment. In short, I say; Humor is often deprivation and poverty, the anger which comes from life, furiousness, the way of putting forth own grudge. Of course each person who has difficulty would not be humorous with every painful condition, but these severe conditions improve one’s humorous ability. Humor is a destructive, as can be understood from the individual condition necessary for the growth of humor. If humorous can direct his disappointment, hatred, anguish, grudge to the goal which needs to be destroyed in real, and if humorous can use his/her humor weapon for people’ benefit, it becomes a positive destructive.
Each writer who has the class conscious knows that he is self-guided, motivated by ownself unavoidably. Any politicians, any directors cannot direct to a writer who has the class consciousness. The function of art? I do have the different ideas which do not fit with the others. On the condition that the artist identifies himself with his own class, the artist needs to reveal the function of art with self-exclusion and self-existence by reaching himself. Because of he is identified with his class, while he tells about himself, he tells about his class.
I don’t like to use “was, were” in past tense for some great humans, after their bodies left this planet. It’s not about accepting or denying death. Because, even if their physical existences aren’t here, they do have still power on laughing or thinking. Aziz Nesin still makes me laugh when he makes me think with his works. That’s why, I’d like to use “is” for him, because he is one of the greatest humorists and satirists which the mankind could see.
I hope that for those who have not known Aziz Nesin yet, Carl von Ossietzky reward he has received also his letter, and what I have conveyed (which is in fact, these are only one percent of his life) has been enough for now. I know that this planet is such a beautiful place with such beautiful people and their works. Also, I hope that the people’s awareness will increase day by day, as same as in the letter of Aziz Nesin to Carl von Ossietzky: “We have no remedy other than hope,” for now.
PS: As you can guess my Earthling friends, the speech and letter of Aziz Nesin to Carl von Ossietzky were translated in English by myself from this page of Nesin Foundation. There wasn’t English version on that page or web. I guess, except Turkish there is another one and it’s in Deutsche, if I find that one, I will add here later. You know, I have got flu in these days, and I have tried to do my best. I hope all translated parts have been clear and understandable. And yes, I’ve devoted myself to the humans’ benefit with making kind of translate works while I am sick, by ignoring all complaints of WD. 🙂
Actually today I was going to add another post. But when thinking whole year of 2016 and how much bad it’s passed, in compliance with 2016’s soul(yes the years have soul, but only very few of the humankind knows that), one of the last posts of this year should haven’t been surprise.
This is my favorite Russian folk song. It is not so well known as Kalinka in the western world on the planet. But for me it has better rhythm, melody than Kalinka. The song was made for glorify also recall the female partisans at the Russian Civil War(1917-1922) in 1940, but in 1942 some words and music changed and become todays’ shape.
Some days its’ lyric is kept on my saying. Especially you should hear me along with WD, while singing this song. We cannot sing good as you can predict, but we love to shout out especially the part of “da raskudryavyii, reznoooyy…” so much.
According to WD “actually we can sing good, but unfortunately we always kept the bar high, we try to sing it like these serious but warm guys with uniform.” WD asked me one day why we always listened this song from Red Army Choir. We’ve searched this song performance from other artists. And we couldn’t find good performance as much as Red Army Choir. We know that we can never sing like these men; on the other side we know that we can never take pleasure from another artists who sing this song more than Red Army Choir anymore.
The other artists had no wrong actually. We loved Red Army Choir, because. We were wanting to listen it from Red Army Choir, because. Still we do…
The devastating news came four days ago: “A Russian plane Tu-154 with 92 people aboard, including the well-known military band Red Army Choir, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, Dec 25, minutes after takeoff from the city of Sochi.”
64 members of the ensemble have been the victims of this horrible event.64 members of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army; soalmost the entire choir team, except for three soloists who were not on board that day.
After repeating the news, now I want you to look at this video again, my Earthling friends. Starting from the top-back side soloists, take the soloists this video out of one by one. The screen is slowly wiping while I look at it; the sound is fogging, the rhythm of the song is changing. I find myself by looking at the screen with a pain at the end. Like a deleted piece of art, like half of a Van Gogh painting! What a pain!
While the planet is sinking in more sh*t at every passing second, the beauties are disappearing from humanity’ hands.
Actually of course Red Army Choir is a strong and legendary choir. It is kind of a symbol for the Soviet Union. I believe in this pain will turn back to them as progressive power.
Already at the east, the pains would return as hard as the soil and as strengthening like the cold. The pains have to return like that already, there isn’t any alternative to survive.
From 1928 to todays they have been still standing.
Looking at this magnificent history of Red Army Choir, we may also notice the size of the place of the artists that we will feel the lack of.
Upon the loss of the legendary Cuban leader Fidel Castro, both friends and enemies of Cuba have made complimentary statements about Fidel; however, a vigilant pleasure came from the biggest enemy, the US.
US President-elect Donald Trump apparently revealed that he considers Fidel’s death as an “opportunity” to overthrow socialism in Cuba. Furthermore, the leaders of the Republican Party have announced that Trump will try to withdraw the “initiative” which started under the presidency of Barack Obama.
soL News talked with Cuba’s ambassador to Ankara, Alberto Gonzales Casals, on the legacy of Fidel in Cuba and the country without Fidel.
‘FIDEL MEANS REVOLUTION FOR ME’
Fidel has had great importance not only for the Cuban people or Latin America but also for all the oppressed who are pursuing equality and liberty across the world. Responding to the question what Fidel means for him, Casals says, “First of all, he meant revolution for me. I was born into the revolution. My family taught me to love Fidel all the time. I have seen him as a teacher. He taught us many things, notably human dignity.
“He taught us solidarity. In my opinion, Fidel had the highest human values that a human being can reach. He was an example for me. To put it in a few words; he was revolution, human dignity, teacher and example,” continued the Cuban diplomat.
Among complimentary remarks coming not only from the friends of Fidel and the Cuban Revolution in the world but also from his enemies, answering the question how Fidel could earn the respect of his enemies, Alberto Gonzalez Casals says, “Most people respect him by virtue of his courage and values, particularly the sense of justice. No one can deny his struggle against poverty and his efforts for international solidarity.”
“For example,” says Casals, “Fidel mobilized health labourers for solidarity in the entire world. Moreover, his moves inspired ‘health brigades’ in other countries. Besides, all people agree on Fidel’s honesty. One of the legacies he left to us: revolution would never lie. The Cuban State, too, was constructed on this honesty from top to bottom.”
‘HE SENT DOCTORS WHEN OTHERS SENT GUNS’
Casals says, “even Fidel’s enemies accepted that because human values are in question. That is why I believe Fidel was a world leader.”
“Fidel has met the peoples of the countries he visited throughout his life. Despite deep concerns since he survived over 600 assassination attempts, he always found a way of meeting the peoples. At one time a statesman who did not develop a friendly attitude towards Fidel, said: “He sent doctors to the complicated regions of the world, while other countries were sending guns.
Finally, Fidel never surrendered to any power. And this made him a unique leader both in the history of Cuba and the world,” continued Casals.
CUBA AFTER FIDEL
Considering that Cuba and the Communist Party of Cuba made preparations for a “Cuba without Fidel”, and that US President-elect Trump sees this as an opportunity for a capitalist restoration in Cuba, regarding the question on the position of Cuba after Fidel, Casals says, “We need to make a distinction between those who have sincere anticipations about the changes in Cuba and those who have a hostile approach to Cuba.”
“Frankly speaking, we wonder whether those have such concerns know Cuba very well or not. Cuba would abandon socialism only if we betrayed Fidel’s ideas. Fidel taught some values. However, it should be known that we would not surrender.
We lived through deep crises and economic challenges. Despite the fact that we lost many lives and comrades during the revolutionary period, we survived.
We, honestly, think that we will stick to Fidel’s ideas after we have lost him, that we will create a new ideological and political mobilization, and that we will be much more assertive in building socialism against imperialism,” continued the Cuban diplomat.
‘WE ARE READY TO RESIST THE US FOR ANOTHER 50 YEARS’
“We have been organizing this period [Cuba without Fidel] recently. Our biggest aim is to maintain socialism and our political/ideological line in Cuba. We are accustomed to imperialists’ approach. They want to make the people believe that a period will be over with deaths of significant figures. That will not happen to Cuba,” says Alberto Gonzalez Casals and adds:
“Because our tradition dates back to pre-revolutionary period. They thought that this struggle would have ended when our leaders were killed during the independency war of Cuba against Spain. They thought so when they murdered José Martí. Yet, they could not stop the fight for revolution and independency in Cuba.
We witnessed the death of the founder of the Communist Party of Cuba. Our comrades died during the revolution, and we lost such leaders as Camilo and Che after the revolution. However, the revolution continued.
Of course Fidel is so unique that the Cuban people and the world are mourning for him. But what he taught us was “to continue”.
When he started the struggle against Batista’s dictatorship, they were 82 in the Granma yacht and only 12 could survive. However, Fidel said at that moment, “Alright, we will accomplish the revolution”. What Fidel taught us is this idea and soul.
As for the US, we have had consistency on this issue. We have always wanted normal relations with the US providing that they respect our sovereignty and our assertiveness to build socialism. We hope that the US maintains positive relations with Cuba. Otherwise, we are ready to resist for yet another 50 years,” concluded the Cuban Ambassador Alberto Gonzales Casals.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died at 9:05 on 10th of November, 1938. This year is the 78. commemorating year of him.
“Ataturk” word is compound word. It comprises of two word “Ata” and “Turk”. Ata word meaning is “father-ancestor” in Turkish. Ataturk is the surname of Mustafa Kemal. Also, any one cannot be named with Ataturk name except Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. This was framed by the act of law on constitution of Turkey Republic in 1934.
English translation of the writings on upper video
His only thought was about the Republic of Turkey
He loved the most this country more than anything
For the ones, he was soldier
For the ones, he was genius
For us, he is ATATURK
He never GAVE UP
He was never tired of STRUGGLE
Even if the sentence of death* for him, couldn’t make him stop
On the 78th anniversary of his physical death,
We miss him more then ever.
Veteran Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Republic of Turkey, eternal leader, chief commander of all time,
We follow in his footsteps.
*The sentence of death for him had been given by last Ottoman Sultan Vahdettin in 1920 before Vahdettin run away from country with British war ship.
The picture at the video is Anitkabir, the memorial tomb of Ataturk and museum in Ankara. Every year many people visit Anitkabir; not only on November 10, they visit on the other national days like October 29.
Every year many people of Turkey pay tribute to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the 09:05 on 10th of November. The alarms are being given with sirens, people are standing up, the cars are being stopped, and the people are in a moment of silence for rememberence of him. This ambiance has not changed last 78 years.
This scene has been taken in Istanbul. Also you can see this scene in many city of Turkey in same day, in same moment on every year, when the clocks show 09:05 on every 10th of November.
Tonight, I will watch again Chappie to memory of NFR, after one year passed over his body left this planet. I know he liked this movie as much as WD likes. WD likes this movie because he admired Chappie’s gangster style behaviour. Already WD complains still and says to me:
“if I had met the Chappie before you alien, I would have been with cool and gangster Chappie.”
But, NFR was thinking Chappie could be a leader of the robot revolution, with this way Chappie could help the people. I am thinking the same with NFR.
On the other side, I am wondering that if there would have been a tech like in the Chappie movie, and the person’s conscious could be transmitted to a robot brain, what would be the result. The people would miss more less the lost ones? I don’t know.
Only thing I know about death, “the people are dead in real, if the others would forget them.” Does it make difference the conscious is in robot brain or human brain to forget or not to forget?
Already NFR, my dear Earthling friend, you are not a human being who can be forgetten easily…
-NFR was liking my posts and my conversations more than yours Migo!
-Of course! And I had good bond with him. We are Earthlings Migo, you can’t understand our solidarity. But ok, he was acting nice to you, but this was just for the hospitality… And I’ve missed NFR too…
Also, if you want to read News for the Revolution, so NFR’s blog page, here it is: