samedi 17 octobre 2015

La mascarade de l'histrion Selahattin Demirtaş

Analyse de Melih Altınok:
A day in the life of Selâhattin Demirtaş
11.10.2015

Demirtaş had obviously forgiven the Congregation which he himself had once accused of having leaked the documents of the Oslo negotiations in order to sabotage the whole process. He talked and talked in growing enthusiasm.

Diyarbakır’s grownups were waiting for their share of the corpses of ten PKK teenagers sent to attack the army outpost at Aktütün.

Their children, meanwhile, were at their games. Like the four kids who met to play in an empty lot in Diyarbakır’s Silvan township, famous for the ditches dug and the barricades put up by the PKK. Around noon, they found an RPG where it had been hidden by their older brothers in the YDG-H. How could they possibly know that ten days earlier, this rocket’s “next of kin” had “touched” and killed a peer of theirs by the name of Elif Şimşek in Bismil? They started fooling around with it. The warhead went off with a huge blast. Hasan, aged 9, died on the spot. His 5 year-old cousin Mazlum, Mert who had just turned 6, and his 10 year-old brother Ümit were all severely injured.

It was, in other words, just an ordinary day in Diyarbakır. The previous day had been the anniversary of the lynching of Yasin Börü, aged 15, by PKK-HDP sympathizers while he was distributing meat on the occasion of the last Feast of Sacrifice. As for the young policeman whom the PKK first murdered and then doused with gasoline before setting afire, the acrid smell of his charred body was still burning people’s nostrils.


As for the HDP’s Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, he was facing a very busy day. He got up early. No, he did not head for the region in order to call people to account for the murder of Kurdish children in Diyarbakır or Hakkâri, though it was their fathers, mothers, or older sisters or brothers who had voted him into office. You see, he had an appointment at a leading national daily…

Which one, did you say? As you might expect, one of those that used to take out their hatred of the Kurds on Ahmet Kaya through news reports with titles like how “the jerk was perspiring in court.” And for his visit to this newspaper also known for having targeted Hrant Dink in the past, Mr Demirtaş had chosen to be accompanied by an Armenian congressman.


Thhey were met at the entrance by the editor-in-chief, who like the keeper of an ancient tomb had chosen not to change that cracked glass from weeks ago. Accompanied by cameras, they all caressed and caressed that glass to condemn violence. “Pardon, Mr Chairman, we didn’t get a good take, so could you caress it a bit more, please…”

So much at home with the Congregation

After Hürriyet’s glass shrine, where previously Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had also performed his “pilgrimage,” the next stop for Demirtaş and Garo Paylan was a television network. No, you’ve guessed wrong yet again; how could you possibly know that Demirtaş would be paying a visit to the channel operated by that Congregation which through its KCK operations had actually jailed even young kids attending Kurdish language courses? But yes, that is what the gentleman did. He was in a good mood as he took his seat across from the writer of the police chief who had signed the orders for any number of provocations intended to undermine the Solution Process. They discussed “peace” with those who had looked upon the Solution Process as treason, and who had been critical of the government for not launching fresh operations [against the PKK].    

They were all enjoying themselves. Demirtaş had obviously forgiven the Congregation which he himself had once accused of having leaked the documents of the Oslo negotiations in order to sabotage the whole process. He talked and talked in growing enthusiasm.

Of course, we weren’t really expecting him to mention the young laborers, policemen or soldiers that were being murdered all the time. For that same day, he had clarified where he really stood by shouting that he would be “burning” those HDP deputies that did not attend PKK guerrillas’ funerals. Still, we did think that he might allocate at least a sentence, however token, for those dead children. Perhaps because he might think of having to look his own children in the face when he went home. But he didn’t even give it a thought.

I don’t know if citizens of Diyarbakır, Cizre or Şemdinli were able to follow their chairman’s visits or to watch him on television. For presently the people of the region are completely taken up by the visits of condolences they have to pay -- for all the children who at home or on the street have fallen victim to those YDG-H terrorists that Demirtaş has been describing as “just a few young men.” And those who are at home are likely to have been unable to turn on their tv sets because of all the transformer stations that “just a few young men” have been burning down. 

But why worry, Mr Demirtaş? Given that your AB [upper class] ratings in neighborhoods in the west where no children are being killed are doing just fine.
Source : http://serbestiyet.com/Articles-In-Translation/a-day-in-the-life-of-selahattin-demirtas-633955

Analyse d'Etyen Mahçupyan :
Between opportunism and common sense
13.10.2015

Demirtaş exerts the utmost effort to prevent peace. It is unfortunate that a young politician who raised hopes has fallen into such mean opportunism and ethical weakness in such a short amount of time.


It is not a simple task to plan and implement a terrorist assault. So it would be realistic to assume that the recent twin bombing in Ankara has a considerable background. Firstly, such an assault must be evaluated as "useful" in terms of politics and then compared with other possible acts. While doing that, the support and reaction of other agents that are in various proximities should also be well calculated. After that, it is required to choose the place and time and determine the conditions from which one could obtain maximum results. Then, one must select the right people for such a suicide attack, train and prepare them and make sure that they do not lose their motivation, while keeping them in an ambiguous position in case the conditions change. This is not a simple task because the bombers will probably not kill those who they hate and oppose ideologically. On the contrary, they will kill people they do not know and have never met, along with themselves. Consequently, persuading these people to carry out the attack and keep them alert means managing to keep them in an organization they cannot leave.

Who can manage this? The problem is this is now a professional sector, and there are some subcontracting companies providing this service. In other words, those giving the order and performing the act can be quite different. On the other hand, becoming a harmful player in the politics of the Middle East and Turkey hint that some authentic subjects that have such skills might exist. We can begin the list with Iranian and Syrian intelligence organizations and continue with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) because they have conducted similar acts before and do not conceal that they have similar motivations. The list might continue with the outlawed PKK, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) and some deep state organizations reminiscent of the 1990s. But when the requirements of such an organization are considered, it is highly possible that the recent suicide bomb attack in Ankara could be foreign sourced.

The goal could be to render Turkey ineffective in the Middle East by causing it to focus on its domestic problems. Some obviously want Turkey to be obliged to move into a passive role in the context of the near future. Also, it can be argued that some outcomes regarding domestic policies are also desired, such as driving the public to despair, creating a lack of trust in the state, paralyzing the government, creating an authority gap and rendering domestic peace impossible.

It should be kept in mind that the massacre was organized in an atmosphere in which the possibility of a PKK ceasefire was discussed, the government conducted anti-ISIS operations across the country, and Turkish aircraft have been harassed by Syrian missile systems. The fact that the Kurdish question has completely turned into a tool for regional tension is directly related to the place, time and target of this massacre.


If Turkey keeps calm and protects civil politics, it will be able to heal the wounds of this assault over time. However, as the attempt on police officers' lives in Eskişehir province indicates, if the opportunism of representing the incident as a state/people conflict predominates, it is not difficult to predict that this massacre might turn into a curse that will extend to the period following the Nov. 1 elections. Turkey will pass through this easily or with difficulty depending on whether political institutions and leaders have a sense of responsibility or not. If the common sense displayed by the government prevails, the sense of societal integrity and solidarity can be emphasized and the barriers in the path leading to peace can be removed. Seemingly, it is hard to remain strong unless the barriers on the path to peace are removed inside.

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş is also aware of this and exerts the utmost effort to prevent peace. It is unfortunate that a young politician who raised hopes has fallen into such mean opportunism and ethical weakness in such a short amount of time.
Source : http://serbestiyet.com/Articles-In-Translation/between-opportunism-and-common-sense-634392

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