Reclaim and protect the resistance in prison
Those in prison resist for the democratization of Turkey and the free and autonomous life of the Kurdish people. They call it free Kurdistan and a democratic Turkey. The Kurdish people and the forces of democracy should protect these resistance fighters.
Every day news of death comes from prisons in Turkey. Everything is being done so that the ill prisoners die. This is how revenge is taken on revolutionary democratic prisoners. The attitude shown to Kurdish politician Aysel Tuğluk is the most striking example of this state's revenge mentality. Since the policy of genocide against the Kurds has been carried out over time, anyone who tries to counter this policy is seen as an enemy. Those who have already been imprisoned face this persecution because they oppose the denial of Kurds, the desire to ‘Turkify’ Kurdistan over time and make Kurdistan an area of expansion for Turkish nationhood.
Looking at these practices in the prisons and the resulting deaths, who can say that the death penalty has been abolished in Turkey? The people in prison are executed over time. In other words, a policy of hanging on the gallows is carried out not once, but every day.
In Turkey, especially during the AKP-MHP rule, an order of oppression has been established in which there is no human, conscientious value or law.
A post-fascist oppression system has been created. Some formal legal norms and structures are used to cover this order. Europe, which Turkey wants to become a member of, ignores the practices that would raise the world in another part of the world, or makes criticisms that have no practical value. Although Turkey has signed the relevant European conventions on many issues, Europe does not apply the same criteria to Turkey as it applies to others. Taking courage from this, Turkey continues its practices recklessly. They do nothing but make a few criticisms. As a matter of fact, Schröder, who served as Chancellor in Germany for many years, says that we should maintain relations with these countries for our own interests. He calls it making politics. Of course it's dirty politics! Thus, it is admitted that Germany openly supports the fascist policies in Turkey. Merkel has already taken its place in history as a prime minister who covers up Turkey's fascist character more than Schroeder and cuts off the criticisms against Turkey.
Prisons are like this in Turkey, but the institution called CPT does not move a finger. Because they do not want to disturb Turkey due to political interests.
How the prisoners are left to die in Turkey shows itself in the approach of the official imams to the funerals of these prisoners. The official imam does not perform the funeral prayer of a dead person. He approaches not like a religious person, but like an enemy politician. No religion or belief in the history of humanity has approached the dead and funerals like this. However, imams in Turkey do not pray for those who oppose the Kurdish policy of the Turkish state. All institutions in Turkey have been shaped like this. Courts, universities, schools, education and health institutions, as well as the press, art and sports have been shaped by this mentality.
What the artists did to Ahmet Kaya is the reality of Turkey today. Now, if an artist came out to criticize these policies carried out by Turkey and demand the freedom of the Kurds with their language, culture, identity, artists who want to benefit the state would show a similar reaction. How many artists were able to take a clear and unequivocal stand in the face of the recent attacks on Sezen Aksu and Tarkan? Here is the state of the art world in Turkey! It goes without saying how the other institutions of a country whose art world is like this are.
Now, prisoners who have been in prison for 24 or 30 years and need to be released are not released. Sentences are given like a second court. The prisoner has to say that he was doing well, that he was rehabilitated, that is, that the Kurdish people gave up their struggle for freedom. Of course, those who stayed in prison for 20 years, 24 years, 30 years, 35 years for their thoughts do not accept these impositions. These impositions are different forms of oppression and persecution from those lived in Diyarbakır in the 1980s. At that time, it was imposed on Kurds to renounce their ideas and Kurdishness by torture; now with the threat of further imprisonment. Of course, both the prisoners and their families resist this. Because Kurdish politicians have no understanding of surrendering to such impositions in the history of prison. Even if they stay in prison for a hundred years, they protect their thoughts, dignity and will.
Those in prison are resisting for the democratization of Turkey and the free and autonomous life of the Kurdish people. They call it a free Kurdistan and a democratic Turkey. Then the Kurdish people and the forces of democracy should protect these resistance fighters. Taking care of those in prison is also the most basic duty of freedom and democracy.
Source: Yeni Yaşam