Journalist Ahmet Şık applies to be a candidate from the HDP
Journalist Ahmet Şık announced that he applied to be a candidate from the HDP.
Journalist Ahmet Şık posted on his Twitter account and announced that he applied to be a candidate from the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party).
Şık said he applied to be an Istanbul MP candidate for the HDP and made a statement on why he applied:
“If all is not well yet, it means we are not at the end of everything. We are hopeful. Hope creates its own reality, and its own future. This country deserves the light of the truth, not the darkness of lies. In politics, like in journalism, my basic premise is, to defeat the lies ‘from the mother’s lullaby to the news the presenter reads, in hearts, books and streets’ as Nazim says.”
“TO BREAK THE SILENCE AND FOR THE TRUTH”
Şık said he applied to be a candidate to break the circle of silence and to illuminate the country with the light of the truth:
“I am a candidate to show solidarity with the Peoples’ Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş and his companions in the struggle, and for all imprisoned politicians, journalists, students and lawyers in their person. I am a candidate to win today with our people who have always had to postpone the life they long for.”