I have read this article about wildfire in Greece 3 days ago in SoL.haber Turkish web page. I had not find it in English at that day. But today I have seen it in English in SoL international. When seeing it in English due to I can share it in my blog I was excited; because this article by Aris Chatzistefanou was one of the good critizes that I have read in this year. In here you will read about how SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government encircled the public with capitalism and makes pressure on them.
Aris Chatzistefanou, a Greek journalist and director, wrote an article against SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, its supporters and bourgeois opposition movements that started a witch-hunt for citizens who demanded accountability for the recent wildfires that claimed the lives of 87 people in Athens, Greece.
Wildfires ravaging through the seaside town of Rafina and the nearby villages of Mati and Nea Makri near the Greek capital torched homes, cars and forests, claiming the lives of at least 87 people while wounding hundreds on July 23, 2018.
Ksenya Kunalaki, one of the editors at right-wing Greek newspaper ‘Kathimeri’, claimed after the wildfire in Athens that the austerity measures implemented by the Greek government could not be blamed for the recent fires alone. Kunalaki argued that there were many factors that contributed to the disaster including unplanned settlements, citizens parking their vehicles on the emergency lanes, and the lack of volunteers to intervene in the wildfires…
Yet, Kunalaki, of course, intentionally ignores the role of Greek capitalist class paving the way for opening forestlands to the settlements through various legal regulations for getting unearned income in collaboration with political powers in Greece for decades.
Greek firefighters had explained in an event organized by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in May 2018 how the SYRIZA-ANEL government cut the Fire Brigade budget, saying that the Greek government had not provided for a single new equipment to the firefighters for the past seven years.
Aris Chatzistefanou, a Greek journalist and director, wrote a piece against SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, its supporters and bourgeois opposition movements that started a witch-hunt for citizens who demanded accountability the recent wildfires claiming the lives of 87 people in Greece’s Athens. We are sharing Chatzistefanou’s article published on info-war.gr with the readers of soL News Portal…
“You cannot dictate to us when we can and we cannot criticise you!”
The government and bourgeois opposition supporters have recently started a witch-hunt against those criticizing the current and previous governments about the tragedy caused by the wildfires in Attica.
Whoever dares to speak the truth is treated as if they have barricaded the streets to prevent firefighters or to sabotage the fire-fighting aircraft.
This is actually a routine practice implemented by every government in order to conceal their responsibility especially within the first 72 hours of such crises ─ as journalist Christos Avramidis reminded us.
After every terrorist attack in France, mainstream media has labelled everyone drawing attention to the foreign policy followed by Paris over the Middle East or to the bad situation in the outskirts of France, which are the main factors that arm the terrorists, as “traitors” The only thing we are allowed to say: “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.”
When an armed group terrorized civilians in an American school, you cannot question the right to acquire guns, the liquidation of health and wealth services (especially the ones related to mental health) or any other factors that could explain this issue and prevent the recurrence of such incidents. You can only pray for the victims.
The dreadful difference we observed in the recent wildfires in Greece is that this practice is not only implemented by the government, but also by the main opposition party under the leadership of Kiriakos Michotakis [the leader of the right-wing New Democracy]. According to the leader of the New Democracy, now it is not the time to hold those responsible for this crime accountable; but it is the time for “unity and solidarity”.
So, what is happening? Have the former rivalries among the political parties given way to a “political unity”? If so, why does the media such as the SKAI television supporting the New Democracy continue its atrocious (mostly unjust and vulgar) aggression against the government?
There is a simple explanation of this “paradoxical” issue. This time, the criticism of the Greek citizens is not only about the inadequacy of the state mechanism (the response of every government is the same to this criticism: “We inherited a wreck”), but also about the political preferences of all governments in the years when it comes to the implementation of austerity measures.
People lose their temper when they witness the crocodile tears of Jean-Claude Juncker [President of the European Commission, one of the symbols of austerity policies in Greece] or other European officials; because they are aware that these politicians and officials have imposed the austerity policies that entirely paralyzed the Greek state and cut the budget on fire safety.
When listening to the speech of the Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta blaming atheism for the devastating wildfires, people burst with anger; because they remember that we bribe (literally) the bishops instead of allocating budget for doctors and firefighters.
People are very well aware of how many firefighting aircraft the Greek government can afford to purchase if we were not the only country that allocates the highest military budget among NATO members after the United States, and the only country that increases its defense budget in the middle of an economic crisis, receiving loans from the U.S.
Yet, the main opposition does not have even a word to utter despite the anger of the Greek people; because they also signed the same austerity agreements as the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government have done; they transferred millions of money to the clerics and approved the same budget increases for war.
That is why you cannot tell us when we can criticize you!
We can donate blood for wounded people and carry out food aid, while we can also question your intentions.
On the one hand, we can extol the heroic firefighters and volunteers with all our hearts, while on the other hand we can lay bare the terrible weakness of the state apparatus due to the austerity policies you agreed to implement.
We can also list how many frigates the Greek creditors have forced you to purchase, and how many firefighting aircraft you have sacrificed to be able to get the F-35 war planes from the United States.
NOTE: As we have said before, there is no such thing as ‘‘natural disaster’’. When a natural event occurs in a region where people live, it automatically becomes a political event and this event is responded to by political actions, not by wishes or prayers. SYRIZA was aware of this in the wildfires in 2007, but it seems that it has forgotten this fact in the fires in 2018.
WHO IS ARIS CHATZISTEFANOU?
Aris Chatzistefanou is a Greek journalist and filmmaker.
Born in Athens, Chatzistefanou started his career as a journalist in 1997 at Radio Skai 100.3, wherein 2005 he began his own show Infowar, a big success on Greek radio. In April 2011, he released Debtocracy, a documentary co-directed by Katerina Kitidi about the Greek debt crisis, which, despite garnering almost a million viewers on YouTube was not well received in the traditional media and caused the cancellation of Infowar and his dismissal.
He has worked for the BBC World Service in London and Istanbul, and contributed short documentaries and articles to The Guardian and other international media outlets.
In 2012, he co-directed with Katerina Kitidi, the documentary Catastroika that focuses on the effects of massive privatization in Greece and several other countries, the documentary features Naomi Klein and others. The film was released by the co-owned Infowar Productions.
Aris Chatzistefanou co-founded the magazine Unfollow in January 2013; in 2014, he directed Fascism Inc., a documentary that shows how the economic elites supported fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, comparing it to the present situation. In 2016 he directed the documentary. This Is Not A Coup focusing on the effects of ECB and Eurozone policies in the European periphery.
Also, some quotes about wildfire in Greece from a writing with title “Wildfires in Greece: A capitalist crime”, in In Defence of Communism web page for reading:
The SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government has unleashed an outrageous communicative campaign in order to throw the blame for the disaster somewhere else, except from itself. They blame the “weather”, the “climate change”, the supposedly “unprecedented weather conditions”, the “wind”, etc. In an interview to the BBC, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos had the audacity to blame the residents themselves because, as he said, they contributed to disaster by building illegal homes. In a shameless effort to justify the unjustifiable, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talked about an “asymmetrical phenomenon”.
Behind such communicative tricks of mockery, which deceive and provoke the people, they are trying to hide the actual culprit of the tragedy: the barbaric capitalist system which generates the pursuit of profit. Profit-making is behind arson and land enroachment. A burnt forest consists a splendid opportunity for investment and profitability by capitalists and business groups. Capitalist development imposes- through one or another way- the concentration of land in fewer hands.
In capitalist Greece, fire protection measures and forest fire-fighting infrastructure do not consist a priority. The policy that serves the capitalist profit do not regard fire protection as an important matter. The Greek governments pay up to 4.2 billion euros annually for military expendidures related to NATO, but when it comes to fire protection measures there is no money. You see, fire protection and fire-fighting infrastructure aren’t a profitable sector like the arms industry.
Once again Mr. Tsipras is lying to the Greek people. The wildfires aren’t an “asymmetrical phenomenon”. What consists an asymmetrical phenomenon- which poses a continuous grave threat to the people- is capitalist system itself. This is the system that SYRIZA, New Democracy and the other bourgeois parties are serving.
Enought with lies and hypocrisy! The unspeakable disaster of the last days in the suburbs of Athens is nothing but the mirror of capitalist barbarity.
I had made two posts before about Zaytung news. My Earthling friends already know what are Zaytung news. But for the others I should make an explanation about Zaytung. Zaytung is a Turkish web-page which is making humor, black humor and satire news. Zaytung banner has got these terms about itself “Honest, impartial, immoral news.” But sometimes, some real events can occur that can be equal with Zaytung news. And for them there is describing in Turkish as “like Zaytung news”. And here some of Zaytung news for last weeks.
While speaking the state of emergency, coup attempt and crisis, the belief about entering 2017 of Turkey which started to talk about the mobilization now, is getting weaker.
After President Erdogan’s announcement in today, the citizens who found themselves in the conversations about mobilized, are confused. The hopes of the millions who are trying to finish the year of 2016 which is passing as thorny, are getting weaker, also the expectations have been drawn back the level of the watching the new season of Survivor.
The last days are not passing
Turkey which has been living in the state of emergency for a while, said hello to the mobilization agenda as of today. Citizens, who have succeeded to reach the middle of December by fitting the events which can be experienced in 30 years in any country on the world, into 11 months, they are trying to prepare themselves for a forever life inside of 2016, while losing their faith about the finish of 2016 at the last remaining 15 days.
While the experts call this situation ‘Inception syndrome’, Turkish Psychiatric Association President Ayhan Oztunca listed the relevant determinations as follows:
“Honestly, when asking “how long the state of emergency has been resuming”, the people cannot give a clear answer. How much time has passed since last year is blurred. The brains of some of them spread their lives in 2016 to 20 years. Please test yourself immediately, at the begining of 2016 Ahmet Davutoglu was the prime minister. Did you remember, the smiling man with the glasses. You couldn’t remember, could you? Well, how many explosions have been into last 1 year? Or, when was the airport attack? You couldn’t remember these either. That’s normal. All is being because of overloading. We live in the same 1 year like in inception. As a result, many of our citizens are beginning to be sure that they can not leave this year. As if it’s always 2016, and then it’s like it will be…”
New year’s good news from government: Salary will be putted on all citizens who have arrived safe to 2017
Turkey, which is preparing to leave behind a long year full of terror, war, coup, assassination, work accidents, fire, natural disaster and murders, is preparing to reward its citizens who have reached 2017 from 2016. Arrangements about “to entitle the veteran to those who have succeeded in reaching to 2017”, which were regarded at the present meeting of the Council of Ministers, will be discussed in the Assembly in the coming days.
The Government Spokesperson pointed out that a citizen who is living especially in metropolitan areas and leaving home in morning also returning to same home in the evening in a single piece into the process we go through, is a success that can not be underestimated. “We have decided as the government, it is the best way to give Veteran title to those who have got achievement motive. They deserve it in any case, ours only give them credit. Let’s see actually, there are 10 days or so, but my wish is that as far as possible citizens can get this title.”
According to the information received, it is planned that the citizens who reach 2017 will be separated into three main groups.
“Group A Veterans” for those who survived as injured from accident or disaster while being direct target,
“Group B Veterans” for those who survived without injured while they were at the area while the event has been, and still in shock,
“Group C Veterans” for those who were not at time of incident, but at the next one have the high possible at there,
“Group D Veterans” for those who are not being into these three veteran groups as the lowest level. The salary grade will be arranged as A>B>C>D.
Turkey citizens are looking for ways with a proper language to transfer the situation to the mainstream media which is still unaware of the images published by ISIS last night.
While the images that were published by ISIS last night and alleged belong to the two soldiers who were martyred in brutally, are creating a bomb effect on the social media, it also brought discussions on the subject that was not be reflected inside the mainstream media in any way yet. Citizens who noticed that the media is not yet aware of the images that almost all of Turkey has talked about about whether it is true or not since yesterday, are looking for a way to express the subject to the media in a proper language.
Instead of strangers, they should hear from us
While the discussing about “to say accustomly, or is it better to say it suddenly?” is continued in social media by citizens, another argument “we wouldn’t say ever and the media would be never upset” come out. But this argument was objected with “if the media will learn the news from others it would be bad, at least we are not strangers to their feelings”.
The opinion that has attracted supporters the most fans so far, has came from a twitter user. He said the following statements in his tweets:
“Those who live near the media buildings go the media by getting some cologne and antianxiety pills. They would try to tell the news to them accustomly without much worrying. Even those who have the opportunity should go in company with the health officials. As a result, some of the journalists may have heart problems, blood pressure problems, or something. God forbid, we would not receive the painful news from them.”
While the support is rising to these proposals, among the news there are the news about the citizens are starting to organize through the social media for visits to media buildings.
>Offering assistance to Russia which lost the airplane, from Turkey: ”We can impose the publication ban…”
>The explanations from TTnet(Turkish internet service provider) on the reactions about slowed down of the internet speed: “If the ones who turned the torrent on would turn it off, it will become fast…”
>Turkey that is tired of terror, hopes to break the vicious cycle with natural disaster…
>TUIK(Turkish Statistical Institute) announced that Turkish men’s complaints about pre-ejaculation were significantly reduced after the slowdown of the Internet…
>The meaningful explanation of the mass who burned the Russian flag five days ago, pre-visit to the embassy: Definitely that was Holland flag…
> While Turkey is not able to enter Twitter with the measures taken following the assassination of the Russian Ambassador, the mystery of all statesmen passing the condolence message from Russia on Twiter can not be solved…
>For those who have not lost their mind yet, the year of 2016 have been extended for 3 months by the decree of the law…
PESHAWAR: The mainstream electronic media might be deaf and blind to the terrorist attack on a mosque in Mohmand Agency, but some rights activists on social media picked up the issue of not covering a deadly blast killing 22 and running non-stop tickers of arrest of a politician in Karachi instead.
“Had this blast happened in Kashmir instead of Mohmand Agency, Pakistani politicians, including the PM, would be in queue to issue statements,” reads a tweet on social media about the Friday’s mosque attack.
“Fata is bleeding and news channels are happy to glue themselves to Khwaja Izhar and Rao Anwar…and they call themselves beacon of information,” said a lawyer in his tweet criticising the mainstream media for blacking out the Friday’s attack in Mohmand tribal agency and running tickers of arrest of MQM’s leader of opposition in Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izharul Hassan.
Rights activists raise Fata issues on social media – DAWN
Only two private Pashto TV channels based in Peshawar showed updates and details of the terrorist attack on Mohmand mosque.
Bushra Gohar, a rights activist-turned politician, expressed her disappointment at the electronic media for not giving coverage to attacks in Mardan and Peshawar and the recent attack in Mohmand Agency.
“Firstly, Pakhtuns don’t have a channel of their own to highlight issues of this region. Secondly, Punjab-centric media is controlled and right winged. They never discuss serious issues like that of conflict in Fata and displacement,” said Bushra Gohar while explaining why the mainstream electronic media did not give any coverage to the issues of Fata , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan which had still been bearing the brunt of terrorism and extremism. Not running any ticker on the blast in Mohmand Agency is the latest example of this selective reporting by the mainstream electronic media.
“The Fata people and its land have been used for the last over 60 years as strategic depth and human life has no value there,” said Bushra Gohar.
Ijaz Mohmand, a senior lawyer hailing from Mohmand Agency, seemed angered at the electronic media for not showing the tragic event and its details to let the world know how the people of Fata were suffering.
“We sensed it ourselves when we continuously saw arrest of a politician in Karachi on our TV screens, but there was no mention of the attack on mosque in Mohmand where mostly boys were hit and being transferred for treatment to Bajaur and Peshawar,” said Ijaz Mohmand, calling all those analysts and security analysts pseudo-intellectuals who seem to have no words when it comes to situation of Fata and never speak on the issues that are taking toll on the lives of people in tribal areas.
“…the screams of pain of the affected have yet to reach media houses,” Prof Khadim Hussain , a writer and analyst, tweeted when 22 persons were hit in a mosque during Friday prayers in Mohmand Agency.
Speaking on the issue of why electronic media refrained from discussing or highlighting the events in tribal areas, Prof Hussain told Dawn that when states used some areas for its strategic purposes then such areas become more like a black hole and its people were so much dehumanised by the state with its policies that even media was pressured to think anyone talking about the issues of Fata as a criticism against the state itself.
“Look what happened in Quetta, Peshawar and Kabul and now in Mohmand where innocent people were killed. On the one hand, the state is not ready to review policies causing pain in these areas, on the other, those who bring out the voice of these people are looked upon as working against the state,” explained Prof Hussain while analysing why the electronic media looked the other way when it came to highlighting the issues relating to troubled tribal areas or Balochistan.
(Pre-edit: I am feeling that I have been writing this post for days. Maybe it is. What I am saying! Absolutely it is! It seems that this has been longest writing that I wrote on my blog. And “hi!” to all my Earthling friends after a long time. 🙂 )
Everyone is talking and talking for days at the other side. There’s so much noise on this planet! Sometimes I want to push a button which will shut the people’s mouth. If there is a button in anywhere please one of you press it for me:)
Anyway, as I said, everyone is talking, but asking questions also. Asking questions is always good but it seems to ask question is turning into monopolized anymore in Anatolia. At this rate, it may be created a situation such as which these questions are in our monopoly, those questions are yours. This also would not be surprised; what didn’t these extraterrestrial eyes see on this planet!
Of course still, I do have questions. But I do have the answers, and inside these answers there are the some which are already known by everyone, but a few people have voiced as always. So we go upwards from the begining inside them.
The bombs dropped on the country’s parliament. Who bombed?: Fethullah Gulen community terror organization, so FETO!
According to statements, there are undeserving hundreds of thousands of people who passed the university admission exam with knowing the exams’ questions before the exams during the past 30 years, so since 1986.
Who stole and distributed these questions to own members?: FETO’s members!
Who has been saying always that these questions are being stolen, be careful, to the government?: Opponents!
Who didn’t care during these years?: AKP and, the media and institutions which were uplifted by itself!
(In Turkey, everyone is being settled to the universities, government agencies and military schools with the score at the exam)
Have some ones from both inside and out of country played with the country’s future?: Yes, they played!
Small example: Maybe there was a young who wanted to be a teacher and has ability to train bright generations for the sake of both country and world, and was living in a little residence in Anatolia. And this young couldn’t be teacher due to the stolen exam’ questions. Instead of him/her, FETO’s member has been teacher!
Thousands of students were deprived of this person?: “Yes!”
The future of these students were stolen?:”Yes!”
What was the result of this chain reaction?
Did the FETO coup plotters who shoot the people on the streets and the jihadist types with machetes or knifes who attacked to the private soldiers, emerge out?: “Yes!”
Especially, between the years 2008-2014. While every sane Anatolian people was saying “Ergenekon and Balyoz cases are calipers,” what were all AKP and it’s supporters doing?: They spoke very well about Fethullah Gulen, even while they were saying that Fethullah Gulen felt homesick almost they were in tears. Mostly, Turkish Olympics had these scenes until 2014. Not too much, until two years ago, all country was watching AKP’s members and supporters competetion of “thanks Fethullah Gulen”, with each other!
While the resuming Ergenekon-Balyoz cases, to say “these cases are calipers” was almost crime! Who provided this environment! An extraterrestrial like me didn’t provide! AKP and the ones who were uplifted by AKP’s hands, were competing to more aggrieve to the Ergenekon-Balyoz victims with each other in those days! Now, any of them is not taking responsibility of those days. You are kidding with whom!
Is it just alone Turkey media did this! Mainstream media at world which continues to sh*t into the world was not short next to them; almost universal smear campaings against defendants of Ergenekon-Balyoz were close fought with the ones inside the country! Almost every press that you looked at was talking about Ergenekon-Balyoz terror organization with smearing to the innocent people. Does the mainstream media have really so much desire to dominate people’s mind? How much leeches you are, the mainstream media at world!
In fact, the truth was in front of the world public’s eyes. Somehow, the thing which wasn’t knew and published by mainstream media interestingly, was known by the Fethullah Gulen’s neighbors in Pennsylvania for last 20 years. However, these huge media giants didn’t see the truth! Let’s look at this video which was made after July 15, and watch two ordinary American citizens, my Earthling friends.
So, the making news should have been very easy actually. But this huge(!) mainstream media had missed this news during 20 years! I think all mainstream media gets out of it’s seats! The people young or old like this sympathetic husband and wife should start broadcasting from entire world anymore!
Again between the years of 2008-2014, besides the mainstream media, that’s very important(!) think-tank institutions which this media hangs on their words, were not sitting with empty hands; these so called institutes were declaring that civil democracy has came to Turkey with these Ergenekon-Balyoz cases. The so-called experts of the politics were on the AKP’ supporters media channels in Turkey almost all the time at those days, and they were giving the examples from these super(!) think-tank institutes. We all have seen how much democracy has came to Turkey at July 15! When most sane officers-commanders of the country went to the jail by accusing of terrorism, the part of the rest bombed the parliament! Here that high-advanced democracy!
So, it means that the democracy would not come with the support of mainstream media, think tanks and the governments of EU and USA or the others, to anywhere on the planet!
Are the politicians of Turkey aware of that anymore? Or they pretend like they understood and still try to gain some profits from environment?
What about the ones who are up level of the plotters of coup attempt? (which I think it looked like a civil war rehearsal: because I have read a lot of thing about this and most logical idea belonged to Erol Mutercimler, and basically he said that “The coup attempt was built on the failure, this was a civil var rehearsal”) They obviously want to transform the country to the ping-pong ball; in this point, I am really wondering what are these imperialists thinking right now? More blood, more weak countries, more war on entire planet! You all don’t deserve to live on this planet!
So, the imperialism is trying to get the places where they can easily exploit for own aim and make the people puppet in every country on this planet.
What does it need to do?
It needs to take lesson from imperialism’s games!
Well, the AKP took it’s lesson from these? It doesn’t seem like that! Already the governments which are the parts of the capitalism wheel are not able to take the lesson.
Firstly, they do have an obligation to act with the capitalist classes. Or else it cannot sustain the continued power. Well, the subsidiaries of these capitalist classes, how much they can move easily in like a current situation. This is not possible either. Probably it will turn into a problem amongst them with time.
In this case, victory can only win against imperialism, with rising labour class up! With real equality within the all classes! Unfortunatelly, there is no socialism ship on the horizon yet…
All right, it is not on the horizon yet, but maybe, it may have sailed.
For seeing the socialism ship on the horizon, in fact, the thing which the working class needs to see that how the power struggle which experienced and experiences still between the capitalist classes who have religious instruments, serves to the imperialism, like the others. Listening the statements supported with religious instruments of the politicians, unfortunatelly doesn’t provide the people put bread on the table. If it had been, listening the mystic fairy tales from the heavens would have been good:)
Kidding aside, for example, I look at the AKP government did. I want to see that which conclusions they drawn from the case which almost could turn into insecurity for all the country.
The things that I look at, are the AKP’s studies which they aimed to prevent the destructions caused by FETO inside the military and public institutions. Ok, let’s we say that they do the right things, and the institutions are organized to avoid FETO’s settling again. What about the other religious communities? Two days ago there was a news, at the news Yalcın Akkdogan, AKP Ankara deputy, says by pointing out the construction of FETO inside military:
“At this point, it would be helpful that the other communities are at ease. Addressee of the legal process is this organization and it’s supporters.”
So, there is no lesson which was taken!
Already, I never thought they could understand that imperialism has never came close to neck of Turkey as much as these days after WWI!
Almost all important institutions of country have seized by a religious community and it became a terrorist organization, and they still say that the other religious communites would be at ease!
How can they sure themselves enough to say that another religious communities couldn’t turn into the terrorist organizations! On the other hand, the political connections which provided staffing of FETO members inside the institutions, were never heard yet. Yes, while all people inside the all institutions at the country has dismissed or arrested, but interestingly(!) there is no politician’s name inside these. During 14 years, AKP has been in power for 14 years! And all clear? All doesn’t have responsibility? What kind of comedy this is! Who’s trying to trick to whom?
So, do they want to mean the following?: “You erase the years between 2002-2014 from your memory. You see the AKP since 2014.”
Hooray! What a beatiful brain dead! I don’t know the Earthlings but to erase the memory is out of the question for ours, extraterrestrials!
The discreet people are making the unity call on tv channels. It is nice, but not convincing. Becuase, for unity, it should take steps as mutual from same distance for both sides. Is the most important factor of the reason of this situation that secularism has been destroyed almost all inside the public spaces, isn’t it? This country was sperated by the upper level of government with saying “this atheist, this religious, this secular, this rightist” or etc not too along time ago! It was thanks to whom? Has anyone ever seen that Recep Tayyip Erdogan embrace those who don’t vote for AKP, both in his words and practises?
Already, I’ve never been in an expectation as communist extraterrestrial; but some things should have been changed over the approaches for believing in the sincerity for this lonely and beautiful country after July 15!
And for all Middle East! I have been saying all the time, all my Earthling friends knows my words. This country is very important for all region. If the region wants and gets the peace it would be because of Turkey, not with military interventions of USA, Russia or EU. How long they will send the troops to Syria? How long the innocent people will die? Becuase at historical angle and ties, the region has been connecting with Turkey, and it has been a role model always, and mostly hope! This wasn’t due to Turkey has surrounded by sea from three sides 🙂 , this was/is because of Turkey is SECULAR and has MUSLIM majority country!
And the being role model for region and world would not come with the management which has only a man’s power! The region is not same with 200 or 100 years ago, the people are not the same with the people at 100 years ago. Only one man power does not work anymore, even they can try to cover up enough with democracy fairy tale!
“Turkey will be closer with whom anymore,” is another question which is asked in these days. Actually Turkey’ all need is the peaceful and sane politics which is close to every country at world from the equal distance. But this question is being asked in these days to predict the relationship of Turkey with Russia. No worries, it doesn’t need the fortunetelling:) I have written in here dozens of times, Russia-Turkey and Iran do have the common interests even though they have in ideational conflict with each other. Even I had written this was a big mistake when Su-24 has been fallen down by Turkey. Because I know Turkish and Russian people more or less. The people of these countries do have nationalist excited, they don’t have too much money but they do have national pride, even if I believe or not too much kind of these things, they do have these. And these features could create disaster in the event of a conflict between the two counties. That almost it was creating!
Turkey’s road map currently in the middle that it needs to Russia, as same as Russia needs Turkey. I also read Russian web sites often. And some of these sites, some people say that ” If Republic of Turkey would turn Islamic and one man power, it doesn’t make difference for Russia.” Even I didn’t look and read the articles at western web pages about this subject, I am very sure, same things are being said by some of them too.
Hmmm, so you prepared the all your plans for every result? But this would not work! Let me explain to you, explain like telling to idiots who are saying these:
Now there are two disabled points in here. As first, where are these people getting from, have right to manipulation on the regime of people of Anatolia! So, with this manipulation, do they want to hint to Putin like this one: “look Putin, no hard feelings but you also know that you are a kind of one man power in Russia, if Tayyip Erdogan would be the same, where is the harm?”
And these idiots also are giving examples over Iran and Russia relationships at these Russian web pages. They don’t have already any idea. Iran never wants to think that the possibility of being an Islamic management country to Turkey. Why? Iran is shia, Turkey has sunni majority. If secularism and parliament are not inside the management of Turkey, Iran is very aware that Iran’s existence would be under threat. They never want a sunni Islamic management in Turkey against the shia Iran at the region. Can we say that they are in the wrong?
Also, this is a very tragicomic situation for Iran management. Becuase, at the days when the Middle East wasn’t mess like these days with the terrorists inside it, Iran was exporting the communities which were so-called the “carrying of Islam flag” to Turkey. Their aim was “to destroy the secularism and republic”. The result of this, many bright and lettered people of Turkey were killed. Of course these didn’t happen just because of Iran exported religious communities, there are many factors behind them, especially, the dark forces which were puppet of intelligence agencies of west imperialism! My opinion is that the makers of “Green Belt Project” wanted to pick own harvest anymore. After all, this project had been started in 50’s against communism. With 1980 military coup, the coup plotters so “our boys” (the term was used by former CIA officer’s for coup plotter generals in Turkish army), eliminated the Turkish right wing nationalists and leftists of Turkey with arresting or killing. But no body was not aware at those days, the military coup plotters never touched the Islamic communites in Turkey. 1980 military coup was the victory for the Islamic wing of Turkey, and for the makers of Green Belt Project. And then in 90’s. If the people want to learn what’s happening today, they have to look at those days of Turkey. Those days were the days from the beginings of 90’s.
January 31, 1990: Prof. Muammer Aksoy was killed with shooting by Islamic Movement.
March 7, 1990: Journalist Cetin Emec was killed by shooting, he was freedom and democracy’s voice and against sharia.
September 4, 1990: Thinker, writer and journalist Turan Dursun was killed with shooting; he had written excellent books about Islam, for example one of his book’s name “Holy terror Hezbollah”.
October 6, 1990: Politic scientist and history Prof. Bahriye Ucok was killed with a bomb packet which was sent to her home by an organization of PKK’s arm.
While 1990 was passing with assassinations to brilliant people in Turkey, the 1991 was starting with Operation Desert Storm, and in January 17, 1991 USA jets left the ground for this operation from Incirlik, Adana Air base in Turkey.
1991 and 1992 has passed mostly PKK attacks in Turkey.
January 23, 1993: Journalist and writer Ugur Mumcu was killed with a C-4 type bomb in his car. I think he was/is still an unreplaceable journalist. After assassination of him, Islamic Movement, IBDA-C and Hezbollah have undertaken responsibility of his killing. Funny isn’t it! Three terror organization have been competition with each other. Why Ugur Mumcu was so important, and every terror organization wanted to declare of “we killed this man.”? I think he had found very important knowledges about their relationships with intelligence agencies behind of these terror organizations. After his death, his big brother and family have been giving interviews. One of them, his big brother was saying that “Ugur Mumcu had determined PKK realitionships and money resources, that’s why he was killed. Ugur was going to explain how PKK is under control of the intelligence services, in his book. Already he had picked up all evidences about this.” After his big brother words, people have started to ask: “If so, why these three terror organizations wanted to undertaken instead of PKK?”. Yes, why!
And if you want to read more about Ugur Mumcu you can read another my post about him in here
February 17, 1993: Four star general Esref Bitlis was dead in airplane crash with sabotage. Before his death, he was against the Operation Provide Comfort which was created by USA and coalition armies; he was wanting the coalition has to leave from the Iraq and region.
July 2, 1993 Sivas massacre: The biggest islamic bigots massacre for the Republic of Turkey. 33 writers, poets, thinkers and 2 of the hotel workers were burned by muslim bigots in Madimak Hotel in Sivas, Turkey. This massacre is shame for Turkey! Because, the alleged criminals of this massacre have never been taken the enough punishments which should be given! About 15.000 people crowded which has gathered in front of hotel; even despite people have seen the massacre on tv channels, only 163 people were sued. Madimak Hotel has not turn into ash without reason. The victims inside Madimak Hotel were burned with the bigots outcries of “Muslim Turkey”, “Sivas will be grave for the godless people”, “Go to hell, secularism!”, “Long live sharia!” in the hours. The lawyer figures of these bigots defendants was not less than the victims’ lawyers. During the court cases these bigots were seeming that they behaved in relaxed manner. Even some of them had assaulted verbally to victims relatives at the court cases. And four lawyers of these bigots’ lawyers had been deputy from AKP in the forthcoming years after the massacre.
After the years which passed with many events, last unsolved murder case of 90’s was in the year of 1999.
October 21, 1999: Politics scientist and journalist Prof. Ahmet Taner Kıslalı was killed with a car bomb. He was writing about especially secularism by defending secularism in his column.
The last striking name of this unsolved list,
December 18, 2002: Historian and writer Necip Hablemitoglu was killed by shooting. He was known especially with his book “Mole”. “Mole” tells the truths about Fethullah Gulen organization!
In those years the political climate of Turkey has been trend to right wing and liberal with religious enstruments thoroughly. For example, Tayyip Erdogan who started his politic life with RP(Welfare Party) had been elected as the mayor of Istanbul in the year of 1994.
The founder of Welfere Party was Necmettin Erbakan. He was very smart and intellectual person and has colorfull personality. And of course very religious. But despite all features of him, when thinking N. Erbakan and watching his videos, hearing his speeches, it seems that he was very different man from today’s politicans who had religious language inside their politics. Necmettin Erbakan, as much as I have seen, he wanted to believe Islam will be savior, and Iran will help for this. I don’t know why but I think he was honest with his ideals, he never said lie about his aim. As much as I have seen and read about him, he didn’t cover up his ideas with lies for benefits. And maybe the most important point about him is that he was anti-imperialist by his own way.
Of course, his warm relations with Iran and those who resumed this are the parts of the factors that perhaps facilitate to establish the ground for the Islamic communities and organizations which Iran exported in Turkey. However at Iran some things have also changed; Persian Gulf War and the economic crisis at the beginning of Iran’s 90, and American’s Iran embargoed since 1995, with all these, it is likely to be a restriction on the relationship with the Islamic religious communities exported by Iran. And turning of these communites into western imperialism tools may be the unpredictable casualties for Iran.
Iran also, with this new development, probably Iran saw again arising something which Iran knew very well in history; it was the only Shiite state that was quite alone on the planet. It had experienced with the effects of Soviet Russia and communism with Tudeh. There was a Russia that helped to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. However, on a large scale it was attached to the Russian economy over this period. For Iran, perhaps the most important development for the chance to continue in a straight line with Russia, has been with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Commercial and strategic ties that have formed behind as more stringent. The process that began with the American invasion of Afghanistan since 2001, now has become natural allies of Iran and Russia. In high percent Iran that does not want to relive the absolute solitude again would make the sound against one man power and being sunni-Islamic management of Turkey. Maybe Iran makes a sound and shows react and we don’t know.
Last week, Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s senior military adviser, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, has put forward that the coup attempt which was made in Turkey at the July 15, will not be able to occur without support and knowledge of a foreign country. Safavi said that:
“It cannot be said that USA and Russia were unaware of the coup in Turkey. The attempt at this scale, it cannot be done without the support and knowledge of a foreign country. There are big question marks on the coup’s supporters.”
And today, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “There are strong suspicions the coup in Turkey about it was designed and created by US. If this would be proved, it will be a great disgrace on behalf of the United States.”
Yes, what we were saying: “maybe it does, and we don’t know” 🙂
The people who are the reason of all these explanations until this line, so, the ignorant people who are empty talking on Russian web pages or anywhere, they think that Islam is on the same line in everywhere, they even don’t know what the history tells.
According to them, in a simple, it doesn’t matter which country has which sectarian. Idiots:)
For the same idiots extra knowledge for free: Saudi Arabia has Wahhabi management. You don’t waste this knowledge in vain 😉
We came to the second disabled point of this thought. Now, let’s we think that Turkey has become one man management and so-called democratic Islamic country. Will this become easily? While this will be a biggest impact of Turkey’s fragmentation is clear in certain, while the half of Turkey population and maybe more, wouldn’t want one man and Islamic management, it is not possible it is becoming easily; as it is likely in the aim of this coup attempt, Turkey would be broken. Well, would Russia want fragmented Turkey as an ally? Russia and Turkey alliance can be strong only if Turkey is secular and in a body. This is not a prediction, this is the right perspective. Putin doesn’t see this? I don’t think so! Already, this is not hidden truth which is known by only an extraterrestrial:)
So now the AKP government is aware of how much of this? I do not think that they are very aware of. Because, somehow constantly it is taking steps that could result in different conclusions which will occur. While they are saying “we don’t seperate the people”, when it comes to performance, almost everything is being made all over separations. As well as being taken steps to strengthen the one man management in every step. For example, like the announcing of Turkish Armed Forces and intelligence agencies, will connect directly to the president of republic; or as the closure of the military schools and military academies. 3-4 days before a retired colonel who is one of the wronged people of Balyoz cases, has said that in live tv program to the government:
“Would you close the Minister of Justice Department, if Minister of Justice is doing a bad practice?”
I remember the 15 days prior Turkey’s agenda was continuously religious education, increasing number of the imam hatip high schools, expressions of council chairman of parliament (he is also deputy from AKP) about anti secularism and Ataturk, presidential system and constitutional change on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s wish, and etc. That agenda was in a situation constantly anti-secular propaganda. Even one of journalist and writer who is giving speeches about the importance of secularism as inside the movement of secularism, had been threatened by the pro-AKP man.
Furthermore, the speeches were given and practices by AKP’s government could be easily understood as provacation to the people who didn’t give the vote for AKP; as if someones were wanting to pour the other(!) 50% of Turkey population into the streets by rebelling.
One of the biggest inciting attitudes, was shown over Gezi Park before the coup attempt. At there, the decision about it will not construct Topcu Barracks at Gezi Park as result of Occupy Gezi protests, has overturned with a high court decision. With this, just before the coup attempt, the governor of Istanbul said the barracks will be built at there. Tayyip Erdogan also said that same, of course.
The ones who are expressing constantly their devotion and loyalty to the Ottoman, they were/are trying to explain and show to their vote base that they will show this with re-building Topcu Barracks. However, interestingly, at those days, another Ottoman-era barrack was destroyed by Istanbul AKP management. Do AKP voters know this? Even if they know, do they care? I don’t think so. Already Political Islam requires this.
The structure at the picture was built with the name of “Kalyoncu Barracks” at the year of 1782, and with together Kasimpasa Barracks and Naval Barracks, it had been announced to be restored of all three by the Istanbul Special Provincial Administration in 2012. However Kalyoncu Barracks was destroyed in an instant. It does not exist anymore. It was used as the headquarters of the Northern Naval Area Command by Turkish army in todays. The Chairman Chamber of Architects Eyup Muhcu “Such structures are industrial heritage of ours. We as the Chamber of Architects, we had presented a report on the barracks should be restored in the evaluation of these structures for museums or art and culture, without destroying.” has said.
The day of June 22, 2016, about a month ago, despite all the reports it was destroyed.
Even re-building Topcu Barracks at Taksim square has come to such a state that only two days after coup attempt, at July 19, Tayyip Erdogan has said the following:
“Barracks in Taksim, inshallah (if god lets) Taksim Barracks will be made in accordance with it’s history; even if they want or not.”
Terrorists bombed the parliament of the country, and the president of the Republic of Turkey says this live on all tv channels. This is the most important issue right now?
One day later, at july 20, the president of Republic of Turkey is giving an interview to the Al-Jazeera tv, and he says another thing in this time:
“With a rate of 52% in Turkey, it was the public who has chosen the government of state, and 52% of population has poured into the streets to protect to own government. They gave the response against the military coup attempt.”
So, he is talking about those who voted for AKP. Does it mean that 48% of the people who have heard these words are not involved in the defination “public”; is that so? What happens after these? All AKP is becoming “peace democrat”(!) with saying “come and let be in unity” at the tv channels and the press. This is cosmic kidding!
After seeing the undermining of the secularism for 14 years, now with the shock of the coup attempt, 48% of the people lost their brain cells into the 15 days?
Or the management or the supporters of AKP tries to accept this 48% as blind and stupid; which this would be ridiculous effort, becuase this 48% of the population is more educated and respectful for the values of republic than the others. And maybe the most important feature of them, they are acting judiciously. This doesn’t mean they are stupid like AKP wants to see.
For example, this %48 remembers well that at past (not too much long before 2014) those who said about Fethullah Gulen was almost a deity descended from heaven, and now the same people with all together almost swearing to him. The others who have said for last 40 years that Fethullah Gulen is supported by CIA and a tool which has been using by imperialist west in the power struggle at the region, are trying to be silenced by ex lovers of Gulen at now.
It seems very weird situation, doesn’t it, my Earthling friends:) Let me explain this view of country.
For example, those who has been saying always that Fethullah Gulen was/is a tool of imperialism, today their opposition against the government is still being prevented. Those who hindered the opponents against AKP policy through Fethullah Gulen at past, now they are trying to hinder the opponents with the opposite conclusion over him. The most unlucky opposition should be in Turkey on this planet.:) If you ask why, nowadays even slightest opposition against AKP government is trying to turn into accusation to FETO’s membership by AKP’s media and it’s supporters.
Those who made this accusation, are the people who did have benefit via their close proximity to Fethullah Gulen and FETO at past! While they were doing this, the public had been more poor, but they didn’t care! Now the winds changed, they only say “we regret, we were deceived.” And like a kidding, they want that all left opposition accepts this new situation! Over this, they are creating pressure!
The result of this pressure, all AKP wants to impose the thought of that AKP and Tayyip Erdogan are only single blocker against FETO! Yes, the memories of public for 12 years should be deleted because of that.:) Already, all opposition people know that they are not single blocker against FETO; even they are not any blocker with their road where they walked together with Fethullah Gulen during 12 years came to until bombing of the parliament!
The only real power in the country is the working people! Neither the AKP nor Tayyip Erdogan. Governments are always temporary. However, the power of the working people is permanent!
And these working people have died in the mines some days. Even some of them were beaten after their miner friends have dead. During a protest against the AKP policy at Soma, a miner was kicked by a man who was one of the consultants of prime ministery, (at that period Tayyip Erdogan was prime minister). After the event this consultant recieved medical certificate from doctor due to “while kicking the miner, he had broken his own leg”! This is a true event which was experienced on the lands of Anatolia!
The laborer miners and the public would not forget this!
Laborers were/are dismissed from their jobs, and they are starving! Due to the money grubber employers who hired the Syrians refugees for cheap labor, they don’t have a job again! One of these laborer families lost baby because of hunger!
The laborers and the public would not forget this!
The laborer people were killed by the terrorist! Even the mourning of the people who were killed because of the bomb at the Ankara station hasn’t been declared; but when Saudi king dead, mourning was declared by government!
The laborers and the public would not forget this!
These working people have dead while they were working at construction sites. Even it is known very well that if the bosses had taken the measures for job safety these workers wouldn’t be dead, still all mistakes of bosses were covered up!
The laborers and the public would not forget this!
These things and many more, really happened at this country!
And now, AKP government and pro-AKP people are attempting to establish the connection of almost everything (except themselves) with FETO; they are trying to show that as if OccupyGezi was just a provocation of FETO.
OccupyGezi was made by the civilian people who didn’t take order from any politician. It was the first civil disobedience movement in almost all segments of the population of Republic of Turkey. There was no soldier or civil authority behind them! Today, those who filled full to the streets with instruction, those who are shouting “civil democracy!” by waving Turkey flag, at those days they could not endure to see same Turkey flag. Even a flag dealer had been arrested police forces. Yes, this happened! Today those who says the Ataturk’s words with praising, at those days was saying “bas*ards of Ataturk” for the protestors. Why they said these and more for the protestors? Becuase they wanted to provake, because they knew very well, OccupyGezi was embraced by Ataturkist, communists, Kurdish and Turkish nationalists, socialists and the others, just only except AKP’ people. They were trying to seperate the protestors. They couldn’t achieve this.
Including Fethullah Gulen, his whole organization, including closed FETO’s publications in today’s, they all together had launched smear campaign against the people who joined the protests, during the days of OccupyGezi. These are all registered and available on the internet! Pro-AKP media already was showing documentaries about penguins, out of that times that they didn’t show, they were using the word of “terrorist” for protestors!
However, despite the truth is in front of all world, during last week AKP voters and supporters and it’s media have started to try to associate OccupyGezi with FETO!
In last week, the mayor of Istanbul and the president of Republic of Turkey, in every speech which they made in a few days apart, they said that “Topcu Barracks will made at Taksim Gezi Park.” This was said as last at two days ago. Already, the coup attempt wasn’t experienced! Already people have not died! Already all concern of the whole country is Topcu Barracks!
Do you know what is the history of Topcu Barracks, my Earthling friends?
It was built between 1803-1806. On March 31, 1909, the soldiers were in here had revolted with wanting “sharia” against the military officers. Meanwhile, Ismet Inonu who was the second president of Republic of Turkey after Ataturk was the one of the officers who suppressed this sharia uprising. This barrack was also destroyed with Ismet Inonu order after Ataturk’s death.
What is the situation which we came in today’s? With the support of whole AKP supporters and media, they try to link to those who don’t want to rebuild this barracks with FETO.
What does the opposition parties make in the meantime! They do nothing! Only Selahaddin Demirtas and very few CHP deputies try to say somethings against all applications at these days, but government pretends not to see him and the others. But as parties, they do not make sound enough. I think all three opposition party at the parliament doesn’t deserve the people who have given vote for them. They all into the system!
For the people of Anatolia, these three all would need to have “red line”, because of they represent the opponent people at parliament. But they don’t have. They need to be voice of the people. Yesterday, military schools and academies were closed with delegated legislation which is applied in the manner of emergency state. Yes, this have been declared that it was made for the “cleaning of FETO”. Yes, to prevent to these islamic terror organizations in the military is very hard! (Already, there is no need to bother too much to fix them, that’s why let’s shut down!) The other reason that was declared is related with everything will be under control civil authority. (Which civil authority? Is 48% of population that didn’t vote for AKP including of this civil authority!)
Yes, already the thing that the governments of EU and USA wanted, has been always this! Civil democracy has came to Turkey! Why do you complain, western governments! You should celebrate! And no thanks, don’t talk too much, and don’t complain against the thing that you always wanted, all you, most EU and USA governments and politicians! Western imperialists, all you are hypocrite LEECHES!
But don’t worry western imperialists, people are already know what you are! People know that not to need your words.
Near future, when Topcu Barrack will rebuild again, the people will now well more than ever, this structure will arise with big efforts of the most EU and USA governments and politicians until today’s since 50’s!
The sane people of Anatolia are very aware more than government, if they would do something against this will be bad for the country, and they are very rational. They know that they have to be. Even the ones seem to take profit from this environment, these days will pass of course in one day; it is just for reminder. And if there are the someones who want to see the collapse of Turkey, I am sorry for you. Occupy Gezi may never be again, but the silence of these people will not be because of you, it will be because of they love this country. The people are not stupid like yours, they will aware of all game from both inside and outside!
Now, if they want they would rebuild again, they would make whatever they wanted; shortly the protesters of Occupy Gezi are not stupid, they are aware of the everything, of all traps.
However, after all these, at last the trying to link between protestors and FETO, all will never be forgotten by public! And for the governments, the worse thing is the memory of the public unfortunatelly. Especially into these memories, if there are the young people who were killed in young ages and that the people have kept tears when hearing their names.
Let me explain with an example.
There are the statues of a minstrel with the name of Koroglu who lived in the city of Bolu at 16th century, at Bolu, Turkey. Koroglu is the one of the symbols of freedom and revolt against unjustice of Anatolia. He had rebelled against the lord of Bolu at that days. Surfaces of these statues there are the words from his poems. Like “The rifle was invented, bravery was broken” 🙂 (This always makes me smile)
And some of them the following is written:
“Send my hello to the lord of Bolu.”
Today, anyone cannot remember or don’t know the name of lord of Bolu. But everyone loves and knows Koroglu both young and old alike. So, he is the one of most important symbols about who will be remembered and how.
Do you know what are the influence of Ali Ismail, Berkin Elvan and the others who were killed at Occupy Gezi days on the public? They are remembered as same as Koroglu by 48% of people.
I am saying to those who hold power anywhere on the planet: “look carefully to his statues.”
And, did I mention that before, “anyone cannot remember or don’t know the name of lord of Bolu. But everyone has been loving and knowing Koroglu for last 400 years”?
At 5 Oct 2015, Russia embassy, UAE shared this tweet with followers. It is funny, I’ve laughed. It has humor and wit. But western-mainstream media did not like it as always.
Explanation for the ones who doesn’t want to understand:
This is not making jokes about Syrian civilian war, this is making jokes about NATO members and Saudi Arabia and etc. All of you start the day with the thought “Today, which one will be my choice to be armed,” don’t you?
I really congratulate the mainstream media of France, United Kingdom and United States. That media type has an energy which will able to make negative news about Russia and Turkey constantly. They are unlimited ambitious. Indeed, mainstream media should have a good financial resources that they can sustain continuous unchanged this anti campaign. In particular, United Kingdom, France and the United States governments made the biggest massacres on this planet. Still they do in with many ways. They were act representative of that all kinds of inhuman behavior on this planet. But they always try to show that they are doing all these in the name of the democracy. What a democracy! Blood and war and death, all mean are the same mean with that democracy. Nowadays, the mainstream media shout almost in every single moment “democracy and justice” with making argument a terrorist organization, which is describing with that it has created by the CIA with United States government, except the western world.
I wonder if humanity is really so stupid. I don’t think so. In the Middle East, which is continuously boiling such as cauldron, why is Saudi Arabia that is the biggest bigot country in there, always taking the big support from British government? Those who know the answer to this question, they already know better what it means Russia and Turkey anti-news.