"In politics, an organized minority is a political majority."
~ Jesse Jackson.
~ Jesse Jackson.
Rojin has left TRT6. From Hürriyet:
Kurdish singer Rojin has resigned as host of her program broadcast on the recently launched Kurdish-language television station TRT-6, saying she was "treated as a potential criminal," daily Radikal reported yesterday on its Web site.
"The reason of my resignation is not economic, [nor due to] threats toward me or my caprice; this is a decision I made with my free will," Rojin said.
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"Imagine a program where the host does not know who is invited and cannot decide on her own guests," she said, adding that many of her statements during the program were censored. "The program is treated as a potential crime and the host as a potential criminal," she said.
See also Turkish Hürriyet.
In the Radikal piece, Rojin calls TRT management "oppressive" and says that she was treated like a "potential criminal" and her program a potential "crime". Rojin says, regarding her program on TRT 6, "I came, I saw, I left". Apparently, tensions developed especially during the last 4 to 5 programs.
For all the jackass know-nothings out there, make sure you check all the articles, particularly the Radikal article and see that PKK was not named once as a reason for Rojin's kicking the dust of TRT 6 off her feet. And for all those who claimed, at TRT 6's beginning, that the big, bad apocular were threatening anyone who dared to go on TRT 6, now you can see how wrong you were. There was never any need for threats because everyone knew the Turkish state would screw up sooner or later. It has always screwed up, it continues to screw up and, unless there is a radical change within the regime and society, it will continue to screw up.
Besides, all of us know that TRT 6 was merely a campaign tactic. Since DTP was so successful in the local elections in March, there's no more need for the very expensive AKP campaign tactic known as TRT 6.
Güle güle! Sayonara! Auf Wiedersehen! Au revoir! Adios! Ciao!
In the meantime, if you're interested in supporting the TV channel that has Kurdish interests at heart, you can register your support for Roj TV here.
For the record, let me add that information about the recent Turkish state brutality in Ağrı and Amara has made it's way to Cryptome.