Tuesday, September 01, 2009


"If someone tried to assimilate you for years, if your language was forbidden, if the names of your hometown were changed, what would do you but revolt."
~ Osman Baydemir.

Özgür Gündem has hundreds of photos from Peace Day in Kurdistan's capital, starting here. Below is a sampling:

"We want our road map."

Aysel Tuğluk, pressing the flesh.

Ahmet Türk, addressing the crowds.


Emine Ayna, greeting the crowds with victory.

Osman Baydemir, speaking to his city.

Kawa's fire.

Serok Apo and Aram Tigran.

"Free Leadership, Free Identity, Democratic Autonomy."

"PKK for solution."


Anonymous said...

The International Peace Day events organized by DTP was a good answer to the events organized by the military on August 30th. It hardly came on the news but the soldiers were marching in middle of the city and chanting "pull the pin, throw the bomb [hand grenade]"


Mizgîn said...

Oh, really?? That's what they were chanting?

Hehehehe . . . I wonder if they were chanting that for their officers, after that little incident in Elazig, in which a TSK officer murdered 4 TSK soldiers with a grenade.

Man, good thing I wasn't there. If I had heard that, it would have been just way too hard to keep my mouth shut--"Pull the pin! Throw the bomb! In Elazig!"

And Basbug still doesn't give a shit. What an asshole.

Anonymous said...

Roj tv was the only station that actually showed the clip. Nobody from the Turkish media even mentioned of it.

This was a revised version of their chant back in 1990ies. "ambush and collect heads" was their chant. Again, you won't see anyone other than Kurds bringing these things up.