198 writers condemn sentence in Gezi Case
198 writers condemned the sentence in the Gezi Case, and said: "We add our voice to the voice of life and resistance."
The protests against the sentences and arrests of 17 people in the Gezi Trial continue. 198 writers sent a message of resistance by publishing a written statement.
The statement said: “We were there, the world opened up in front of us leaf by leaf. We have witnessed encounters that were thought to be impossible. We have seen life change in countless ways, known and unknown. No court, no punishment, no trial can destroy this truth, nor can it remove the Gezi resistance from the past, nor from our future."
'We are not afraid and we are not giving up'
Emphasizing that the resistance, attended by millions, cannot be condemned as unlawful, the statement continued: "What they want to condemn is the democratic and peaceful opposition expressed by the citizens for the future of the country. We were there as academics and writers of this country, we are still there. We consider the sentences as given to all of us. We are not afraid. We do not bow. We are adding our voice to the voice of life and resistance so that our country can be freed from this grip of lawlessness, oppression and persecution.
The signatures are as follows:
“Abdullah Yılmaz, Adnan Gerger, Ahmet Kardam, Ahmet Önel, Ahmet Ümit, Akın Olgun, Akif Kurtuluş, Alper Akçam, Alper Beşe, Altay Öktem, Arslan Sayman, Arzu Erkan, Asım Öztürk, Aslı Biçen, Aslı Erdoğan, Aslı Perker, Aslı Tohumcu, Atilla Birkiye, Attila Aşut, Ayça Güçlüten, Aydan Yalçın, Aydemir Çimen, Aydın Şimşek, Ayfer Tunç, Aysel Korkut, Ayşe Gül Altınay, Ayşegül Devecioğlu, Ayşen Işık, Ayşen Melik, Ayşen Şahin, Bahadır Bayrıl, Barbaros Altuğ, Belma Fırat, Bilsen Başaran, Bircan Çelik, Birhan Keskin, Buket Uzuner, Burhan Sönmez , Bülent Mumay , Bülent Tekin, Bülent Usta, Cem Uzungüneş, Ceren Gündoğan, Ceren Kumbasar, Ceren Olpak, Cezmi Ersöz, Cuma Boynukara, Cüneyt Ayral, Çetin Yiğenoğlu, Çiler İlhan, Defne Suman, Deniz Durukan, Devrim Dirlikyapan, Dilruba Nuray Erenler, Dizdar Karaduman, Doğu Yücel, Elif Durdu, Elif Şafak, Emel İrtem, Emrullah Alp, Erdal Güney, Erdoğan Aydın, Erendiz Atasü, Ertan Mısırlı, Esmahan Devran İnci, Fahri Özdemir, Fatma Aras, Ferzan Sarpkaya, Fethiye Çetin, Figen Şakacı, G. Şebnem Uralcan, Gaye Boralıoğlu, Gonca Özmen, Gökhan Akçura, Gökhan Arslan, Gönül Kıvılcım, Gün Zileli, Güray Öz, Hakan Bıçakcı, Hakkı Gümüştaş, Halil İbrahim Özcan, Hasan Hayyam Meriç, Hasan Öztoprak, Haydar Ergülen, Hayrettin Geçkin, Hayri K. Yetik, Hıdır Murat Doğan, Hidayet Karakuş, Hilal Karahan, Hülya Deniz Ünal, Hüseyin Bul, Irmak Zileli, Işık Sungurlar, Işıl Özgentürk, İbrahim Baştuğ, İnci Asena, İsmail Hakkı İçten, Kaya Tanış, KerimanGüldiken, Lal Laleş, Latife Tekin, Levent Karataş, M. Mahzun Doğan, Mahir Karayazı, Mahir Ünsal Eriş, Mahmut Temizyürek, Mehmet Atilla, Mehmet Özceylan, Mehmet Sarsmaz, Mehmet Şakir Örs, Mehmet Zaman Saçlıoğlu, Melisa Ceren Hasmaden, Merve Küçüksarp, Merve Yakut, Mesut Kimsesiz, Metin Yeğin, Mevsim Yenice, Murat Erdin, Murat Gülsoy, Murat Özyaşar, Murat Uyurkulak, Murathan Mungan, Mustafa Köz, Mustafa Suphi, Mutlucan Güvendir, Müge İplikçi, Münevver Antczak, Nabi Yağcı, Naile Dire, Namık Kuyumcu, Necmiye Alpay, Nermin Yıldırım, Neslihan Cangöz, Neval Savak, Nevin Koçoğlu, Nevzat Çelik, Nil Mutluer, Nil Sakman, Niyazi Zorlu, Nurcan Baysal, Nurdan Arca, Nurdan Gürbilek, Nurhan Suerdem, Oğulcan Kütük, Oğuz Tümbaş, Olcay Özmen, Orhan Alkaya, Oya Baydar , Özer Akdemir, Özge Doğar, Özgür Zeybek, Özkan Mert, Özlem İşbilir, Pelin Buzluk, PeralBayaz, Rahmi Emeç, Recai Şeyhoğlu, Salih Öztürk, Seçkin Selvi, Sefa Taşkın, Sema Güler, Sema Kaygusuz, Semih Gümüş, Semrin Şahin, Serdar Koçak, Sevin Okyay, Sevinç Öztürk, Sibel Oral, Suna Aras, Şafak Baba Pala, Şahin Altuner, Şebnem İşigüzel, Şeniz Baş, Tacim Çiçek, Tacli Yazıcıoğlu, Tarık Günersel, Tekgül Arı, Tozan Alkan, Tuğrul Keskin, Tunca Çaylant, Tuncay Birkan, Turan Horzum, Turgut Üzüm, Tülin Dursun, Uğur Portakal, Uğur Sümer, Ülkü Oktay, Ümit Kıvanç, Ünal Ersözlü, Yasemin Yazıcı, Yekta Kopan, Yeşim Erdem, Zerrin Saral, Zeynep Altıok Ataklı, Zeynep Göğüş, Zeynep Oral, Zübeyde Seven Turan, Zülfü Livaneli.”