Friday, December 11, 2009

Turks, Kurds and Turkey; a new Ban

The Turkey’s Constitutional Court late Friday delivered a landmark ruling, banning the pro-Kurdish (or let me say: representing the majority of the 17 million Kurds in Turkey who faced for 80 years forced assimilation and de facto annihilation) for alleged links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. The decision to close down the Democratic Society Party the DTP under Articles 68 and 69 of the Constitution and the Political Parties Law given that actions and statements made by the party became a focal point for terrorism against the indivisible integrity of the state, which is on itself discussable and arbiter; who is the state and who represent the state?

The hard line denialists in the current Turkish establishment, those of the CHP, the MHP or AKP, are simple not ready to face an ugly past and resume their mythical stories about a Turkey which sit on ancient civilizations without using that history. In front of a world wide audience Turkey stands up and say clearly the same words as Mussolini said:  All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. But Europe moved forward..
And Turkey proved today that its stuck in the cold war and its own history

Day Opening - December 11

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