"Psychological Operations (PSYOP, PSYOPS) are techniques used by military and police forces to influence a target audience’s emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and behavior."
~ From The Kassandra Project.
~ From The Kassandra Project.
Here are some photos from DTP's congress held over the weekend in Ankara. For those of you not in Turkey who can access Özgür Gündem, you can view all their photos at their website.
The news on the congress from Turkish media plays the same themes about DTP across the board. Ahmet Türk, elected as the chairman of DTP is characterized as a "moderate". Emine Ayna, that bad girl, is characterized as a hawk and the leader of the hawks inside DTP. This is typical, especially from Gülen's media organs, such as Zaman, which has also led the way in manufacturing internal warfare within KCK's leadership. That fairy tale always claims that there is a battle between "Syrians" and "Turks" in KCK's leadership, usually pitting Bahoz Erdal (alleged "Syrian") against Cemil Bayık (alleged "Turk") or Murat Karayılan (another alleged "Turk"). Turkish media's fatal flaw in this particular case is that it fails to understand that there are no "Syrians", "Turks", or even "Swiss" in KCK. There are only Kurds.
DTP bad girl Ayna is criticized because she views the bullshit Ergenekon investigation as an internal Turkish hegemonic clash. But Ayna is not the only one who's characterized the bullshit Ergenekon investigation in that way. I have done so. Apo has done so. Ahmet Altan has done so. Ufuk Uras, by condemning the TBMM's refusal to extend the bullshit Ergenekon investigation to include everyone who has been responsible for Deep State crimes, has also characterized the investigation as a matter of internal hegemony. You can get a general idea of the mood of the Turkish media in English, here.
So Ayna is criticized in Turkish media for being right. I suspect that both the AKP closure case and the bullshit Ergenekon investigation are both part of the Dolmabahçe Deal that was struck between AKP and TSK in May 2007. A similar meeting at the Dolmabahçe Palace took place in last month between Erdoğan and the next chief of the Turkish general staff, İlker Başbuğ. The bullshit Ergenekon investigation attempts to make AKP appear as a positive champion of democracy, even while the poor little guys appear as victims, suffering from the very undemocratic process of closure. The result of both is to boost AKP's support among the grassroots, even while AKP together with the Turkish general staff remove dead wood from the Deep State.
The bullshit Ergenekon investigation and the AKP closure case may, in fact, be part of the Turkish general staff's own plan to manipulate public opinion.
After all, you don't hear the Americans or the Europeans get all worked up about DTP's closure case, do you?
Lots of women participate in the cause because DTP is one of two organizations that push for gender equality for Kurdish women. DTP's own leadership has a good number of capable Kurdish women to set the example for the population.
Lots of younger women are involved, too. Let's hope that some of these will follow in the footsteps of the female trailblazers in DTP.
"We condemn the things that have been done to Roj TV and the [Kurdish] press." Note the copy of Azadîya Welat.
More women, showing their support. I bet they remember the Ankara regime's treatment of their sisters in Wan during Newroz.