President Erdoğan repeated the familiar threat: “One night, we may come suddenly.” Then “Don’t forget Izmir!” When we heard the threat, we understood that this time the place to come, go, hit, enter was not Syria or Iraq, but Greece.
Foreign policy is shaped by this style and mind; As a citizen of my country, where war, conflict, grudge and hatred are thought to be politics, such a heavy and unbearable choke came upon my chest, as a citizen who has not yet completely lost his mind, I said, “Don’t stop, go! Let’s go and get rid of it” came out of my mouth. Then I gathered myself; We could not escape, because those who are eager to start a war all of a sudden one night will drag 85 million people to hell after them.
I’m changing the title: SOS! This will be your last craze!
It is known that Tayyip Erdoğan boasts about the crazy projects that he is the architect of, does not refrain from making foolish moves to realize what he has in mind, and reads what he knows regardless of the end of it. Kanal Istanbul, which he launched as a crazy project, is an example of this. It was an imposition that would irrevocably change the ecological-demographic-geographical and social structure of the two seas, the whole environment, the country and the region, with no return other than Erdogan’s dream of becoming the new conqueror of Istanbul, and no support from the public. Turns out the madness wouldn’t end there…
In such a period when the balance of the world is deteriorating, the Third World War is on the verge of war between the Eastern and Western blocs, and the global crisis is deepening – and in every period – it is the craziest project to declare war on Greece with the threats of “We may come suddenly one night” and “Don’t forget Izmir”. It would be a real madness that transcends. Even if such a development between the two NATO countries was prevented from the very beginning, only the fact that it was thought and attempted would throw Turkey into a much bigger crisis than it is today, as well as tearing it apart from the West, which it still seems to be a member of, its credibility will be reset to zero, the economy that has hit rock bottom will not be able to recover for a long time, autocracy is absolute. it will turn into a dictatorship (forget about the elections) and the country will surrender to Putin’s will. (I have no doubt that the Putinists, the Eurasianists, the fascist outbreaks will be pleased.)
It is evident from historical examples that such a “crazy project” that will lead the country to destruction will not bring any good to its architects, and that it will be the “final madness”. It suffices to remember the Falklands war, which started with Argentina’s invasion of the British-dominated Falkland Islands in 1982 and ended with a major defeat and the collapse of the Galtieri regime. (It doesn’t have to be a defeat, it’s enough to even start such a war)
“Hand longing for the crazy, we are for the wise,” my grandmother used to say
When we did silly things, my grandmother used to say, “Hand longing for the crazy, we are for the smart ones”. After the refrain “We may come suddenly one night” (as it is known, it is the repeated line of a love poem by Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan), ours were dismantled one after another. Bolu Mayor of CHP, who should be considered a psychological case rather than a social-political one, said, “Let’s go out tomorrow morning; At this age, I will wear camouflage and do whatever task they give me”. The New Welfare Party, MHP supporters, big and small provocateur groups that appear in shrouds whenever war is mentioned (but not seen later); All representatives, parties and spokespersons of the fascist mentality that blesses war, enmity, blood and death: “Do not hold us!” they started to get into the mood.
All of these have their counterparts in Greece. They’re just as bad as ours, or worse. As for politicians, my grandmother’s word also applies to Greece; There is a need for smart politicians, smart governments, patriotic power, not crazy, in both countries. Like us, Greece is going to the elections and the leaders there too, do not hesitate to sacrifice the future of their country and peace for their power. There, too, the opposition boards the ship of the government in order not to lose the trump card of nationalism.
Table of 6 parties, do you have a word to say!
Come on, the Kurdish issue is a delicate matter; You swallowed the “survival” notion of the government and did not oppose what is happening in Syria, Iraq, cross-border operations, or resolutions, or you already think so. Well, what do you say about “suddenly leaving one night”, taking lessons from Izmir, the atmosphere of war with Greece? Will you get on Erdogan’s boat again by saying homeland-nation-perpetuity? Don’t you have anything to say against such an intention, a threat that not only taunts Greece, but jeopardizes the entire future of the country, a decision taken without consulting you? Will you join the madness and support the destruction of the country in order not to miss the nationalist voters? Will you even avoid the stereotypical saying, “Let’s solve our problems with dialogue, without conflict, without war”?
Also, I want to remind you that the people/people do not want war. Those who cry out war are the minority groups that have been provoked, have been influenced by the fascist mentality, and their consciousness is smeared with hatred, enmity. The power and duty of leaders is to protect large masses of people from these effects and to set an example for them.
(Maybe I’m being unfair, maybe you have something to say, but I didn’t hear anything until the time this article was written.)
Izmir will give a peace test today
The article coincided with September 9th. Today is the liberation of Izmir and the founding anniversary of the CHP. There will be celebrations in Izmir that I have no doubt will be enthusiastic.
İzmir is the city where Tayyip Erdoğan reinforced and embodied his threat to Greece by saying “Remember İzmir”. Today, the CHP will take the peace test in this city. Will it remind Greece, albeit in a different tone and style, that the occupation troops (and by the way, the Greek people in Izmir) poured into the sea, that is, the enmity, that is, the defeat, or that Atatürk and Venizelos’ friendship was founded less than ten years after the war? peaceful policies? The fact that Atatürk, who received Venizelos at the Dolmabahçe Palace in 1933, gave the Greek Prime Minister a round of applause, and that Venizelos nominated Atatürk for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1934? He said openly and not with clichés, “We propose peace, reconciliation and dialogue with Greece, not a policy of enmity. Will he be able to say that we do not support Erdogan’s threats and a belligerent foreign policy? Will Kılıçdaroğlu’s message be “We will also do what is necessary”, or will it be “We will solve our problems through dialogue, in peace, without shattering, within the framework of the brotherhood of peoples, by observing peace”?
Those who pride themselves on being Atatürk’s party should remember Atatürk’s foreign policy.
Who is Oya Baydar?
Oya Baydar was born on July 3, 1940, in Istanbul / Kadıköy, as the daughter of an officer father (Ahmet Cevat Baydar) and Behice Hanım, one of the first teachers of the Republic. Creating a specific effect with his candid attitude that did not spare his critical view towards the structures he was in during the years of political struggle; The author, whose opinions, criticisms and suggestions are followed by all quarters, graduated from Notre Dame de Sion French High School for Girls.
His literary life was mainly written when he was a 17-year-old high school student and serialized in the Hürriyet newspaper. Hope Road cast in the novel. by Françoise Sagan Bonjour Tristesse Influenced by the novel, this novel was renamed by the newspaper. The Man My Heart Seeks It was published under the name of “Baydar,” as a very young writer, in the advertisements in the newspaper.Turkey’s SaganBaydar did not publish this novel, which remained on the newspaper pages, as a book.
In 1960, when he was in his senior year of high school -which also caused him to be expelled from school- God Forgets Children He published his novel. Baydar’s second novel Age of War Age of Hope (1963), nearly 40 years after its first publication, in 2010 The Age of War The Age of Hope: A Twenty Years Diary republished under the name.
After these three novels, one of which remained in the pages of Hürriyet newspaper and the other two were published in book form, Oya Baydar did not write a literary work for nearly 30 years, which passed in journalism and political struggle.
He went to Paris with the royalties he received from his novel, which was serialized in the Hürriyet newspaper, where he communicated with socialist circles. With the effect of the communication he established in Paris, he decided to study sociology.
He graduated from the Department of Sociology at Istanbul University, which he entered in 1960, in 1964. In the same year, he entered the sociology department as an assistant and “The Birth of the Working Class in TurkeyHe started his doctoral thesis on “. After his doctorate thesis was rejected twice by the University Professors Board, the students occupied the university to protest this event. This event was the first university occupation action in Turkey.
He became a member of the Workers’ Party of Turkey (TIP) in 1966. For a while, he studied statistical methods in social sciences at Columbia University in the USA. Between 1969 and 1970, he worked as an assistant in the Department of Sociology at Hacettepe University.
In the 1960s, when social mobility rose and Turkey met with socialist thought and organization, he left literature altogether and turned to research on socio-political structure and became active in the socialist movement. He was among the founders of the journal Theory and Practice for the Socialist Party (1970-71).
He was arrested and expelled from the university for being a member of the Turkish Teachers’ Union (TÖS) and the Turkish Workers’ Party (TIP) during the military coup of March 12, 1971.
In this period New Environment and Policy He was a columnist for newspapers (1972-79). With his wife Aydın Engin and Yusuf Ziya Bahadinlı Principle He founded the magazine and participated in the founding of the Socialist Workers Party of Turkey (TSIP).
About 30 lawsuits were filed against him in relation to his articles, under Articles 312, 142 and 159 of the former Turkish Penal Code. He could not return to Turkey from Germany, where he was during the military coup of September 12, 1980, and lived as a political immigrant in Frankfurt / Germany for 12 years. During these years, he was found in various European countries, in the Soviet Union, in Moscow.
Baydar returned to Turkey in 1992 after years of exile. The joint publications of the History Foundation and the Ministry of Culture.Istanbul Encyclopediain “editor,”Turkish Trade Union EncyclopediaHe worked as the editor-in-chief.
He won many awards with his stories and novels published one after another in the literature he returned to. Goodbye Alyosha 1991 Sait Faik Story Gift, Cat Letters 1993 Yunus Nadi Novel Award with his book, Warm Ashes Left 2001 Orhan Kemal Novel Award with his novel, Judas Gatewith the 2004 Cevdet Kudret Literature Award, General of the Dumpster With his novel, he won the 2009 Dünya newspaper’s copyright book of the year award at the TÜYAP Book Fair.
In 2011, he was awarded the “Mediterranean Culture Award” given by the Italian Carical Foundation. Return to Nowhere Oya Baydar was awarded with her novel.
Warm Ashes Left He also won the France / Turkey Literature Award in 2016 with his novel.
Founder and spokesperson of the Turkish Peace Initiative in 2001, he is also a member of the PEN Writers’ Union.
Oya Baydar, whose books have been published in 23 languages, has been writing columns on T24 since her foundation and continues to write in Istanbul and Marmara Island.
God Forgot Children (1960)
– Surönü Dialogues (2016)
– Farewell Alyosha (1991)
– Two Women for a Period: In Each Other’s Mirror (with Melek Ulagay, Istanbul 2011) Little Things That Will Be Orphaned (2014)