Yesterday, I was thinking about writing a post about the city of Izmir, Turkey is one of two cities where I love most on this planet. The other one is Smolensk, Russia.
I wanted to tell my Earthling friends how beatiful city Izmir is. Yes, it has really beautiful coasts, nature, foods, drinks and etc, but actually it’s beauty comes from its people. Izmir has been a place that unite people who have many different religion, racial and cultural backgrounds for thousands years. Even the extraterrestrials like me.
Many writer or poet had written about Izmir. For example, Victor Hugo likens Izmir to a princess, whose reputation spread to the west in his poem “La Captive” in the book with entitled “Les Orientales” published in 1829. Poetry is like that:
“Izmir is a princess with a very nice little hat.
Happy spring responds to her calling without hesitation.
How the flowers in the vase smile, she shines among the seas like flowers.
She is even more passionate than the creation of Archipel*….”
*Archipel was the name of Aegean sea at ancient age.
Izmir has been built by an Amazon queen, who has name Smyrna, that’s why the city was called the name of Smyrna during years. By the way, as you see Smyrna was not built by ancient Greek people, contrary to the general belief. History of the planet is telling us “Smyrna was an Amazon queen.”
The city has caused different inspirations for thousands of years. Who breaths in Izmir sees something different in every time. Sometimes it would be freedom, sometimes warmth. Sometimes joy, sometimes magic.
After the Independence War of Turkey, Izmir is accepted as the “fortress of secularism” of Turkey, for example Ankara the capital is accepted as “fortress of republic” by public.
Well, why “the fortress of secularism”?
Because nobody does not intervene the practice of the other religions in Izmir. Everyone is free whatever he/she believes in or not. You can eat or drink in Ramadan in public, and one of your side would not be interested with you, even if that person may be fasting. There is incredible tolerance to both side. Even I can bet on that there is very few place like Izmir where the tolarance is created with empathy from the heart, on this planet.
(I am trying to come to the real subject but I cannot do right now. Just be patient, my Earthling friends)
And these all become from the city’s people. Even you can come to Izmir from another city of Turkey, or another country. After a while you would feel like you’re from Izmir. If it needs a name for this, maybe we can say to this situation “being Izmirian”. Yes, it is cool, Izmirian:)
Of course some of them in country is not happy due to Izmir’s peaceful and unifying state. And they started to call Izmir, “unbeliever Izmir”. Already, you cannot make everyone happy in same time on this planet. But with the time, it did turn into a hostile attitude. But always, the people of Izmir tried to ignore their attidue.
But again with the time, these people have started to more bad words about Izmir. Izmir people, again and again try to ignore them.
(I didn’t come to the real subject but I’m trying)
The people of Izmir have always stood against terrorism. This is against the PKK, ISIS and similar jihadist terrorists, and against FETO. Could the people of the tolarance city already live together with terror? Is this something possible!
On every national holiday, close to a million people go out on the streets with Turkish flags and Ataturk flags in Izmir. On the windows of houses flags are hung. The children wear the most beautiful clothes, they would live the most beautiful days in Izmir.
And you can see happy and sincere faces always.
Sometimes these happy faces can be sad, if any terror event occurs in any city of Turkey. But they are always sincere. Beside, Izmir is a 3rd biggest city of Turkey. And the people of the Izmir always share the pains of the other city people due to terrorism. And until today, it has been never any big terror event in Izmir. Of course we always heard the police operations in Izmir, and how the police forces are being succesful to capture the terrorists in Izmir, but today…
Today a news came at late afternoon.
“Deadly blast hits western Turkey city of Izmir.”
A car bombing has killed at least two people outside a courthouse in the Izmir. Two terrorists have been killed after their fighting against police. One of them escaped.
They blasted the car bomb in the courthouse car park. One traffic police officer blocked a big chaos event. According to news if the police officer would have not blocked the terorrist they would enter into the courthouse and who knows how many people would be dead! The hero police officer has been killed by terrorist gun fire, unfortunatelly…
That courthouse is very big, and many people have been there. Everybody can be on there. Even to think the tragedy is horrible, if the police officer was not be succesful to stop terrorist.
Do you know what is bad in real my Earthling friends?
After the event is more bad.
Because you start to think “is there any people who I know can be in or near side of courthouse? If there is, you try to contact with them and think about their safety.
And people are sad today in Izmir…
Of course some people are happy on the other cities.
Why I am saying this horrible thing?
Because, about one or two week ago, a woman asked on her social account:
“Why any blast didn’t occur in Izmir?”
and her followers replied her with these responds:
“Unbeliever doesn’t do anything the other unbeliever.”
I don’t know that woman is happy or not right now!
But some people are happy, do you think who they are?
Some f*cking PKK sympathisers or followers!
They shared some things like these with translation in English:
“Izmir knows that this is a beginning for the revenge of Sur and Cizre.”
These accounts are real like the others. But I will not share their names. They don’t deserve any place on my blog! Idiots!
But if anyone wants to learn I can send their accounts name, and they can see.
And this post has been really hard. I finally finished. But I cannot accept the event yet. I cannot make a connect any terror event and Izmir. I cannot think actually. I don’t know. Izmir is crying tonight. Already a strong rain has started today morning, as if the Amazon queen Symrna was knowing what will happen to her city in today. Izmir is crying…
One day I will write about you beautiful Smyrna, about the all your beauties…
(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”?
The writing on poster in English: “Be the voice, be the light! Pertevniyal High School which has 145 years old history, as similar at other schools, it captures under cover “project school”. The pressure is increasing, the authorities are using every means avaliable for muting our voices. Friends: Be our voice, be our light! All hail to those who don’t bow to pressure, and who fight for the light!”
Previous edit: The other two posts of mine about this subject:
The protests of high school students of Turkey are continuing at full speed. Actually the word of “contunuing” is lack for this, the move of the high school students are growing like snowslide! Like the upper poster, the students are preparing many remarkable posters or notices. I couldn’t add all them in here, but if there are the ones into these high school students who want to see own notice or poster in here, they can make a comment below, I will try to add (Extraterrestrial promise:)). And, the high schools which published protest notice so far like following:
“Istanbul High School, Istanbul Galatasaray High School, Istanbul Cagaloglu Anatolian High School, Izmir Bornova Anatolian High School, Istanbul Vefa High School, Ankara Gazi Anatolian High School, Istanbul Kadıkoy Anatolian High School, Istanbul Beyoglu Anatolian High School, Izmir Cıglı Science High School, Istanbul Notre Dame de Sion High School, Istanbul Pertevniyal High School, Istanbul Besiktas Anatolian High School, Istanbul Bakırkoy Anatolian High School, Istanbul Italian High School, Samsun Anatolian High School, Istanbul Koc High School, Istanbul Kartaltepe Anatolian High School, Afyon High School, Samsun Social Sciences High School, Samsun Zeycan Yıldırım Science High School, Samsun Onur Ates Anatolian High School, Istanbul Korkmaz Yigit Anatolian High School, Istanbul Besiktas Physical Sciences High School, Ankara Ataturk Anatolian High School, Istanbul Beylikduzu Cahit Zarifoglu Anatolian High School, Istanbul Istek Bilge Kagan High School, Istanbul Rotary 100th Anniversary High School, Istanbul Istek Foundation Atanur Oguz High School, Istanbul Etiler Anatolian High School, Istanbul Erenkoy Girls High School, Eskisehir Kılıcoglu Anatolian High School, Eskisehir Seyitgazi Health Vocational High School, Izmir Cihat Kora Anatolian High School, Ankara Turk Telekom Social Science High School, Izmir Lieutenant Ali Riza Akinci Anatolian High School, Izmir Suzan Divrik Vocational Tech Anatolian High School, Izmir Karsiyaka Anatolian High School, Balikesir Ziraat Bank Science School, Istanbul Nisantasi Nuri Akin Anatolian High School, Istanbul Hisar High School,Bursa Zuhal Senipek Vocational and Tech High School, Istanbul Camlica Anatolian High School, Kirklareli Ataturk Anatolian High School, Kirklareli TOBB Anatolian High School, Istanbul Gurlek Nakipoğlu Anatolian High School, Denizli High School, Trabzon Science High School, Antalya Abdurrahman Alaattinoglu Anatolian High School, Antalya Umit Sercan Anatolian High School, Antalya Rıfat Azakoglu Vocational and Technical High School, Ordu Science High School, Ordu Persembe Zehra Selale Anatolian High School, Ordu Anatolian High School, Izmir Yusuf Kemalettin Perin Science High School, Izmir Mehmet Seyfi Eraltay Anatolian High School, Izmir Ataturk High School, Diyarbakir New Middle East Anatolian High School, Izmir Nevvar Salih Isgoren Vocational Tech Girls High School, Mersin Anatolian High School”
ps: If there are the schools which I missed out, you can make a comment for it.
From many city of Turkey, 59 high schools published the issue until yesterday. And yesterday one of them joined to protests. This school is Istanbul American Robert High School. Istanbul American Robert High School is the school which is accepting the students who take the best high score of tests at Turkey. This school is kind of a university by itself, as well as one of the best. If Istanbul American Robert High School has joined to the protests, it means that in Turkey, the education is ringing alarm bells on high level anymore. Now, these students in entire Turkey, seem that they do have no more patience left for the system.
And I have been seeing the quotes of Nazim Hikmet’s poems at most of the notices of high schools, especially this one;
The quotes from the poem of “The Ballad of Those Who Drink the Sun” by Nazim Hikmet Ran
Those, who cry in their houses,
who carry their tears
like a heavy chain
on their necks,
don’t set forth for the same road with us!
Those, who live inside the shells of their hearts,
don’t follow us!
Millions of red hearts are burning
on the fire
falling from that sun!
You take your heart out of
the cage of your chest too;
fling it into the fire
falling from that sun;
take your heart along with our hearts!
There is a raid,
a raid to the sun!
We will conquer the sun;
conquest of the sun is soon!
As you have guessed this poem is very long but I have translated just this short part. Because especially last part, “There is a raid, a raid to the sun! We will conguer the sun; conquest of the sun is soon!” is using often at the protest notices of the high school students of Turkey in these days. And of course Nazim Hikmet was/is great poet and I am sure he is smiling to these children in that place where he is rest in peace.:)
While children want to scientific and modern education, their families some of them published the issues too. Yes, they don’t sit anymore:) One of them came from the parents of the students of Istanbul Cagaloglu Anatolian High School:
“Our children cried. We heard them and we reply!…We disobeyed, we answered! Our children are the real owners of the Istanbul Cagaloglu Anatolian High School with their own intelligence, labor, the support of their family. They choose to be individuals, not to be slaves.
We have too much to learn from children who lay claim to their freedom, schools, most importantly lay claim to the tradition of brotherhood and solidarity. They are the owners of a bright future and the passengers of light. We are on the way fo our children, we are in SOLIDARTY with them.”
And, some members of the some alumni associations of these high schools also issued statements to support the students in the schools they graduated.
Of course, by the way, there are the reactions againts the protests of high schools. One of the came from Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President of Republic Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with making reference to the repeatedly statements issued by many rooted high schools against pro-government managments, said: ” We know the ones who didn’t take a lesson from all these incidents, and they pursue the new unrests by scratching still to the high schools and universities.”
And the police forces came to one of these high schools, to Samsun Anatolia High School at the request of the school management. The students published notice before the graduate, when they came to school for graduate, the police forces were at the school. For this event, the students made a ptotest and their familes to joined to them. And after then, the students have published another issue again:)
Besides, after Istanbul Beyoglu Anatolian High School students published issue,
an offical letter which was written by Ministry of Education came to the students. According to letter, the boy students will no longer accept to the school.
I think these protests are very important for Turkey. These children are not moving with political ideas, they just want their future. And the politicians of government are not aware that they are in big mistakes with playing the education system like ping pong ball. Probably, at the near future, we see the consequences of these protests. And I think the winning side will be the students; because no matter what happens, always the future would be winner. And the youngs of mankind are the future!
As you know my Earthling friends, I had shared the unusual and effective protests of high school students of Turkey against non-scientific and corruption education system, with you four days ago, in this post:
The protests of high school students are also spreading to other schools. If the protests of high school students are flag race, it seems that the flag won’t fall into place:
First: While the principal was giving his speech during the graduation ceremony, Istanbul High School 2016 graduates turned their backs on him to protest to him.
Second: Galatasaray High School student have put an advertisement with the title of “urgently, seeking the new principal”
Third: Graduates of Cagaloglu Anatolian High School published a notice like the other two.
Yesterday and today, the protest reactions continued. Contemporary educational demands of students and their protest against the reactionary layout which wants to surround the students, go on. New high schools are attending in these protest in waves.
Izmir Bornova Anatolian High School- The students have issued an announcement
Istanbul Vefa High School (the title which I used for this post is actually their announcement’s motto, and the full form is as follows) – “We are ready to turn our back on darkness with other schools which are suffering from similar problems!”
Ankara Gazi Anatolian High School students have published a notice too. And as others, they have said they will not surrender to the darkness with the general lines in this notice.
And Kadıkoy Anatolian High School students, they have prepared the notice which you see it’s picture at the top of this post. This notice is quite a sharp wit and satire example. As follows,
The students troubles should have been told at this notice within its without strikeout shape in actually; but when you read with in a shape at the picture, so by scratching out some words of it, as if there is no problem amongst the students and management of school. Some of the words have been removed, it emerged such sentences from the remaining words:
“As the students of Kadıkoy Anatolian High School, our activities which we wanted to organize are supported by managament of school. There is no problem in our school.”
At the bottom corner of the notice, represent seal of school management have been placed, and over the seal there is writing “it was examined”. So shortly, with this notice which these students prepared, they told how the management of school cencored the truths and the truths can be turned into another form by management. This notice of students is short but brilliant and wit expression of their protest.
I cannot reach the speed of high school students protests 🙂 After I added this post, I have seen new ones that joined the others at news portals tonight.
Here are the other high schools students which they published notice that they will stand up against the darkness.
Izmir Cıglı Science High School
Beyoglu Anatolian High School
Notre Dame de Sion High School
Related news and some parts quotes with summarizing from,
Before the news, I have to tell firstly how is the education system right now in Turkey, and how was it before?
In Turkey, with the governments of AKP (Tayyip Erdogan political and power party in Turkey), education system has been crashing down day by day during last 10 years.
At Turkey, the high schools are sperated into 6 groups according to their levels. These are;
“Regular high schools” which are providing basis education(every graduated form secondary school can go on without test to them)
“Vocational high schools” for to access to the profession of vocation from basis with a test score (not necessary the high test score)
“Anatolian high schools” the graduated from secondary school can go on these schools with high test score
“Science high schools” and then again graduated from secondary school can go on these with very high test score
“Private or fee paying high schools” the students have to pay the high moneys for them
and there is another one “Religious vocational high school” in Turkish “Imam Hatip high schools”, they give religious education in the forefront. Tayyip Erdogan always mention with proud that he graudated from “Imam Hatip high school”
Actually, their first aim is to educate students for mosques as imam; so staff muslim religious men for mosques. The second aim is “religion teacher” (there is a religion lesson in high schools at Turkey, a hour for a week)
Until 3 years ago, the numbers of high schools in Turkey were like that,
The most common ones were regular high schools. Almost every two neighborhoods had one “regular high school.”
This means that for example about 3 million population city of Turkey, there were nearly 50 “regular high school”.
Every three county had one “vocational high school”.
It means that again for 3 million population city of Turkey, there were nearly 10 “vocational high school”
Every four county had one “Anatolian high school”,
For 3 million population city of Turkey, there were 7-8 “Anatolian high school”
Every city had one or three “Science high school” (according to their population)
1 or 3 “Science high school” at the same population city
And every city had one or three “Religious vocational high school” so “Imam Hatip high school”
1 or 3 again “Imam Hatip high school” at the same population city
Right now, with changes made in the laws of the AKP government, their numbers have become in this shape like that:
“Regular high schools” number are very few anymore, because of the AKP government’s laws most of these schools turned into “Imam Hatip high schools” at the rate of 80%; and turned into “vocational high school” at the rate of 15 % ; and turned into “Anatolian high school” at the rate of 5 %.
While a city of 3 million population had 50 “regular high school” three years ago, now same city has max 5 “regular high school”
Please it wouldn’t be understood that Anatolian high school numbers were increased from my upper words, “regular high schools turn into Anatolian high schools at the rate of 5 %.” Becuase their numbers are still stabilize because some of Anatolian high schools turned into “Science high school”.
And same again, please it wouldn’t be understood that Science high schools numbers were increased. Because some “Anatolian high schools” were turned into “Science high schools”.
Becuase the most pity one into the high schools has been the “Science high schools” which were the best high schools at Turkey. And maybe you will not believe in, but some of them are being turned into “Imam Hatip Science high schools” !!! Yes, religion and science in this age!
What a complicated mess over education system, isn’t it!
AKP wants to destroy the secular education system totaly, with increasing Imam Hatip high schools.
Deputy of the minister at the period had already stated as follows:
“As the ministry, we increased the number of Imam Hatip high school from number of 440 in 2002-2003 to number of 1017 in 2014-2015”
The AKP government not only made changes on the school system. In addition, with it’s “Ministry of Education” and AKP bureaucracy that AKP is doing pressure the schools which are not related with religious education system.
AKP’s Ministery of Education, has assigned the “religion teachers” as the high school principal, the right rteachers who gained this title were banished to the high schools at the cities from very far away where they lived. They applied pressure and intimidation on them. And the teachers who graduated from universities as being school teachers, even if they were able to pass written exam of Minister of Education, they failed at spoken exam of Minister of Education(What a coincidence!). There have been many young teachers have been waiting to be teacher at schools for years (including physics or language teachers). Because of the system of AKP doesn’t accept them as teacher, they work as construction worker or another works at Turkey. And some of them suicided, unfortunatelly. This government hands are covered in with these teachers bloods!
And after this prologue,
If we come to the news,
Some high school students are now resisting against this system with high voice. Before then, and actually still, while their families are protesting the turning the schools into the “Imam Hatip high schools”, the students are making very good protests anymore with freely. Especially during last three years and still, the familes are making protests against this policy of government at almost every “regular high school”. But the mainstream media doesn’t broadcast these news, world public thinks that Anatolian people are accepting every policy of AKP government and Tayyip Erdogan’ policy, like every event!
Istanbul High School 2016 graduates, (which is Istanbul High School that was establihed in 1884 is one of the very successful Anatolian High Schools for Turkey, not just for Istanbul), while the principal was giving his speech during the graduation ceremony, they turned their backs on him to protest to him.
Besides, they issued a statement.
In general at statement, the students of Istanbul High School mention about the management of the school allow all kinds of unscientific activities, on the other hand, the necessary activities not to be allowed by management for proper training.
And in some places it contained the following words.
“We have seen the darkness and bondage.*
We collected our courage from their captivity. We’ve read to destroy the dark, we did get rid of our dogmas. When we’ve fallen down our brother, our sister raised up us. We know, behind us, we have teachers who watch us. We missed our teachers who were assertive, giving us the strength, trust us, didn’t lock on us, we miss you.
Our sisters and brothers,
If the teachers who are liable with educating to you, they remain in silent; If administrators are writing permission slips as bribe; if scholarships are seemed for kind of hush money, it means that the nightmares collapsed upon on you. Then lift your head from your test books no longer. Get up your beds. Get rid of those nightmares.
Collected, organized, stand up arm in arm; Shout shout shout until everyone heard:
We are in favor of free thought.
We are in favor of democracy.
We are in favor of human rights.
And we will always hold on love and brotherhood to everything.
You; the blind boatmen who have seen the murder,* single punch in front of everyone, the intellectuels that the next generations will lean back on you, you will be the savior of yourself without waiting savior. You will be.
Our brothers and sisters,
This force is you. This force has into your vessels and brain. It is you.
Before the mistrals crash down your roof;
Now, you be the sound, the light, the punch!”
At the * parts, it has made directioning to the poem of Nazim Hikmet.
And today, it became another high school protest. This time, the students of Galatasaray High School, also this is another important and historical high school of Turkey, have put an advertisement with the title of “urgently, seeking the new principal” 🙂
At the advertisement, the students say follows for the seeking features of new high school principal:
“Galatasaray High School graduate; who has a good head on the shoulders and compos mentis; preferably 120 higher IQ level; can communicate at a minimum level with young people; protects students more than his seat; has never been a slave for any Sultan, befitting to Tevfik Fikret* position.
Salary: High (civil servant salary + foundation cheque + also we are saving money)
PS: Already, the school is being managed by the students. It is enough if you work from your home and not to screw around with the students”
*Tevfik Fikret is the one of important Turkish poets and graduated Galatasaray High School at 1888 with ranking first in class.
edit: Today, at 6 june, as 3rd, graduates Cagaloglu Anatolian high school published a notice like the other two.
This is a long long way I know, but if there are the students like them on the planet Earth, there is always hope for the future!
The year of 1930, the day December 23. The second fundamentalist uprising experienced at the west of the province of Menemen in Anatolia, while Turkey was young republic. (The first one had been experienced in 1925, and it was fundamentalist Sheikh Said uprising.)
The pictured Kubilay, a young lieutenant, was killed into the hands of a group that wants sharia. Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay was 23 years old. He had graduated from teacher’s training school. After completing his compulsory military service he was going to serve as teacher. He had dreams…
But after the abholisment of caliphate by Ataturk, the ones who wants sharia and the caliphate did not stop. After a long period of preparation, a bigot which called as Dervish Mehmet and 28 men who supported to him have provoked public in Menemen where Kubilay made military duty. Kubilay was injured by them. After then they captured Kubilay while he was alive, and they cut Kubilay’s head with a knife. Kubilay’s cutting head has been impaled and showed around at the end of the stick at square.
After, these bigot people were arrested by troops that come in here.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has asked immediately the establishment of a court when he heard event. The court was established and the 29 people were executed in the same place where they cut off the head of Kubilay in Menemen.
According to a rumor, Ataturk was so angry and upset for young Kubilay’s death that even he had wanted the deletion of Menemen over the map.
Kubilay is first martyr of the revolution of secular Republic of Turkey. I’m sure if he had lived, he would have added many beauty to the children. And he would have been an immortal in the children minds, but he has been immortal for all country.
Each year, mainly including Izmir in Turkey, the commemorative ceremonies are held in many cities on Kubilay’s behalf like today. And, the brutality of his death, the bloodlust of bigots and what have been sacrificed for a secular republic, are remembering.
Look carefully into his eyes at the picture. There is a beauty that the bigots wanted to destroy in his eyes at Middle East, Turkey and elsewhere in the world today; the beauty of light. Today, as same as nearly 90 years ago, the darkness wants to drown light. Indeed there is nothing change.