Tuesday, July 24, 2007
...with Iran. I ask them politely to use their influence to stop the cruelty against their citizens. The photo above is about the stoning of Jafar Kiana on the 5th of July 2007. Not on the 4th of July, the National Holiday of their 'imaginary' Satan: the USA.
This is the top of a giant iceberg. As I see how both secularist Turkey (proud about the planned Nabucco pipeline) and the current Turkish government are selling themselves out for money to restore an 'Empire', believe me: this will never happen again.
As Turkey applied for the EU membership, the EU asked them to take human rights as their guideline. But that is interfering in Turkish internal affairs. Or not? A joke! Now one word pops up: hypocrites. Especially the AK party and CHP.
Explanation: While Russia proposed the Blue Stream pipeline (both the Nabucco project and Blue Stream pipeline are in interest of Turkey, with the difference that the first includes Turkish 'brothers' in notorious states as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iran - please do not blog from there - you will be jailed and the guards will treat you like a flee, if you are still alive...) Turkey wants to get into this deal as soon as possible.
Right wing think tanks as USAK/ISRO, staunch secularists, want to open the trade with Iran without any conditions. Hypocrite or not?
Fighting against moderate liberal Muslim party as the AK party and at the same time dealing with maybe the most cruel and theocratic regime on earth, the Iranian Islam Republic, makes me sick.
Take a look at the picture above...this is sadistic torture. If this is not enough for you, please look at this.
The only Turkish 'body' who protested was Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But others are not like that.
Make up your mind. And if you cannot, take a deep breath and a look here.
This weekend dinner with Iranian friends. Who fled the country 30 years ago.
I find the article by Dr. Angelos Syrigos, a lecturer of International Law and Diplomatic History at Paqnteion University in Athens and Director of the International Olympic Truce Centre, in yesterday's Turkish Daily news, a refreshing approach.