|Editorial | Turkishpedia | July 13, 2017|
Labeling, detention, torture, and jailing of any people from any ideology excluding Erdoganism has become routine daily activity in Erdogan’s Turkey. He utilizes governmental authority to use of force as a tool of suppression and fear to maintain his autocracy and to fulfill his paranoids.
Erdogan ordered as if he is a prosecutor and judge, to jail about a hundred people, every single day. His record is 5000 jail order in a single day, happened several months ago. Hundreds of engineers, housewifes, teachers, and soldiers are jailed just today without knowing why they have been victimized.Probably, Erdogan eventually invented a mind-reading machine which gives alert when somebody doesnot like something with Erdoganism! Of course, that is not true! But the truth is that his “Thought Police” is at work! Indeed, Orwell’s old and precious writings in 1984, provides useful insight for undestanding the issue:
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four”?’ ‘Yes,’ said Winston. O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. ‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’ ‘Four.’ ‘And if the party says that it is not four but five–then how many?’ ‘Four.’ The word ended in a gasp of pain.”
People within Erdogan’s jurisdiction, can instantly be tortured and jailed without consciously aware of their nano-expressions or zero-expressions or any-expressions which can always be perceived as threat by Erdoganism. Those expressions are assumed to be more than enough base for jailings by the Turkey’s judiciary which composed of newly staffed thousands of political cadres of Erdogan’s AK Party, and the leftover after massive jailing of the honest and fearless judges and prosecutors.
In the ambient where Turkey has negative-democracy, it has been little or futile detail to look at the identity of the jailers. Yet, the recently jailed prominent human right activists have important identities, as they have been prevailed in international media. Their identities have value for attracting world’s attention to the massive human rights violations in Turkey. The world, once again, witnessed Erdogan’s oppression of the innocents. İdil Eser from Amnesty International (AI), İlknur Üstün from the Women’s Coalition, lawyer Günal Kurşun from the Human Rights Agenda Association, lawyer Nalan Erkem from the Citizens Assembly, Nejat Taştan from the Equal Rights Watch Association, Özlem Dalkıran from the Citizens’ Assembly, lawyer Şeyhmuz Özbekli and Veli Acu from the Human Rights Agenda Association, a human rights defender and Swedish citizen Ali Gharavi, a human right activist and German citizen Peter Steudtner were arrested on July 5th when they were attending a workshop in a hotel in Istanbul. They were accused of being the member of violent terror organization, and planing a coup detat against Turkish government. Needless to say, the accusations are baseless and absurd. Those abstract accusations are used almost exclusively for the innocents who have suspected to have oppositional
thoughts about Erdoganism. Those accusationa are also reflect the Erdogan’s paranoidal and autocratic state of mind.
The release of human right defenders, along with hundred-thousands of veteran inmates, victims of Erdoganism are vital. Yet, this is not important for Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the majority opposition party CHP. Kemal Kılıcdaroglu, after copying only “march” part of the Gandhi’s historic Salt March, by walking from Ankara to Istanbul, made one of the worst speech towards the gatherings of more than a million people and foreign media. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, in his speech has used Erdogan’s terminology andhate-labelings while describing millions of innocents. Like Erdogan, Kemal Kilicdaroglu described millions of innocent Erdogan’s oppositions as terrorists. Like Erdogan, Kilicdaroglu accepted Erdogan’s sham coup as a real coup, while supporting Erdogan’s cadres’ torture and jailings of his oppositions.
Kilicdaroglu said he and his fellows marched for several jailed MPs and several journalists, and academicians, while labeling hundreds of other jailed journalists and hundreds of thousands of other jailed, purged, and detained innocent victims, as terrorists. While listening Kemal Kilicdaroglu, one can understand one more reason why and how Erdogan has become flagrant and impertinent criminal in the
After the speech, Kemal Kilicdaroglu visited his recently jailed MP Enes Berberoglu. Then, Kilicdaroglu said Mr. Berberoglu was fine in the jail. It was a “no problem!” policy. It is absurd, how an innocent, old, and one of the most prominent journalists and a recent MP is fine while he is deprived of his most basic rights, supposedly at the rest of his life (after getting 25 years imprisonment, without committing any
crime). Kilicdaroglu indeed was performing his duty to reduce the scale of the purge and human rights violations in Turkey.
Once again, borrowing George Orwell’s fascinating words: ‘How many fingers am I holding up, [Kemal]?’ ‘Four.’ ‘And if the [Erdogan] says that it is not four but five–then how many?’ Kemal said “Five”. Good Kemal, you are the man brought by Erdogan to the head of opposition party CHP, after Erdogan blackmailed the then head of the CHP, Mr. Baykal, by publishing Baykal’s obscene video recordings on Internet. Just remember Kemal, Orwell’s next sentence is ended “with a gasp of pain”. Indeed, it is not easy to escape from ruthless paw of Erdoganism, when one is hypocritically supporting Erdoganism and pretending to oppose it at the same time.