101 years ago, in April 24, 1915, the process started by arresting more than 200 Armenian intellectuals from their homes and their sentencing them to death by Ittihad and Terakki Cemiyet’s organ Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa. The process continued by thousands of Armenians’ deportation and the systematic killing of many of them. April 24 is accepted as the start day of the genocide perpetrated against the Armenian and Syriac peoples.
Even after 101 years of the Great Catastrophe (Medz Yeghern), which is the planned genocide of an ethnicity and faith, the politics of denial continues on the lands that has witnessed immense pain. Turkey’s peoples are too late in facing the hefty crimes that have rendered our geography infertile, and the price continues to be enormous for all of us. That is because the monistic state mentality that aims for wiping out the differences, creation of one race, one religion and one language, has attacked in the name of homogenization, the other peoples of the region after the Armenians. Continue reading
The rule of AKP-Palace completed MP signatures required in order to lift the parliamentary immunity altogether at once through a temporary constitutional amendment. Suspending the Article 83 of the Constitution through addition of a provisional clause, then allowing prosecution for outstanding dossiers in Parliament, and re-enacting the parliamentary protection for upcoming dossiers means nothing but AKP-Palace’s aim to use the legal and constitutional course for the sake of its own political interest. Continue reading
Hardly a day goes by without investigations, detentions and arrests of members and executives of our party, non-governmental organizations, university students, academicians, local authorities, and public laborers in various cities.
The unlawful operations, conducted cooperatively by AKP and Gülen community in 2011, are today executed by instructions directly from the Palace. The Palace attempts to marginalize and ostracize us from the democratic political sphere by pointing our party and deputies as a target. Continue reading