a column

Mustafa Aykol, a dear friend wrote a column:

Introducing the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ankara

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Turkey will become a free and democratic country until the SSRA is abolished, and all institutions of the regime accept the sovereignty of the people

Turkey is often called a democracy, but that is a gross mistake. In fact, it is only a quasi-democracy. In democracies, sovereignty rests with the people. In Turkey it is shared between the people and the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ankara (SSRA). The latter lets the people make decisions on trivial issues, but never allows them to mingle with more important ones. When the representatives of the people take steps to make Turkey a real democracy, the SSRA first resists, then warns, then attacks.

Of course the SSRA does not call itself as such. It simply calls itself “the Republic.” Dictionaries will tell you that a republic is “a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.” But in Turkey, it is precisely the opposite. The like the USSR of Moscow, the SSRA of Ankara is a “republic” which does not trust its people. It only trusts its own rigid ideology, which is often at odds with the deep-seated beliefs, values and identities of the people. That's why the SSRA is engaged in a never-ending war against “the internal enemies of the Republic,” who constitute the majority of the nation.
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