Reuters is reporting that Turkey’s parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said late on Monday that overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey needed a religious constitution, a proposal that contradicts the modern republic’s founding principles. He later said that his comments were “personal views” and that the new constitution should guarantee religious freedoms.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is notorious for pursuing opposition journalists, artists and politicians at home. Recently he has moved to punish them outside his borders, often with acquiescence from European allies. (source)
Now he wishes to all but erase Ataturk, the man who defines modern Turkey. The man who separated mosque and state. The man responsible for the success of modern Turkey. What other Muslim country living under Islamic rule is considered a successful modern state?
President Obama considers Erdogan his most trusted and favorite foreign leader. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is criminalizing criticism of or even joking about Erdogan (read here and here and here). And Turkish is now to be an official language of the EU.
Read this plaintive cry from a Turkish follower of my work: “If that miserable tyrant and his cohorts have their way my country will become another Syria and both my country and the people who are still loyal to the founder of our nation Atatürk and his principles doesn’t deserve such fate.”
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Greetings Mrs. Geller,
As a Turkish follower of your page there is a matter I would like you to address to your rest of your followers around the world. it is of utmost importance and about my homeland and the dire state it is currently in.
Let me translate and summarize it as much as I can:
In the article given above head of the Turkish national assembly Ismail Karaman declared that secularism (which is one of my country’s founding principles that kept this country from falling apart) will not have a place in the new constitution justice and development party is working on during his speech at the Istanbul university. Backlash was so colossal that there were several pro secularist and nationalist NGO’s have taken to the streets in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir to protest this statement which has been brutally crushed by the Turkish police as usual as in chasing and beating on people they were supposed to protect by calling them “bastards of Atatürk”
You can find the pictures of the incidents in this link below
In the face of growing backlash Ismail Karaman backtracked and defended himself by saying he was just “expressing his freedom of speech” a statement which was supported by both the akp members and Tayyip Erdoğan
We are at our breaking point. If that miserable tyrant and his cohorts have their way my country will become another Syria and both my country and the people who are still loyal to the founder of our nation Atatürk and his principles doesn’t deserve such fate. As i have asked you before i’d like you to be our voice in this matter. let the world know that we are fighting and suffering for getting our republic from the hands of this islamic maniac before all is lost
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