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Kurd sets himself alight in protest

Postby Sotos » Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:15 am

A KURDISH protestor set himself on fire yesterday morning outside the European Commission office in Nicosia in protest of the maltreatment and bad prison conditions of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is being held in Turkey.

The 38-year-old Kurd was taking part in the protest when he doused himself with gasoline and then lit himself on fire. One witness told the Cyprus Mail that the man then “shouted something about Ocalan and Kurdistan and held his two fingers up in a Victory sign”.

Several other Kurdish protestors as well as the police immediately rushed at him and succeeded in extinguishing the fire.

The man was then taken to the Nicosia General Hospital, where he was treated for his burns. According to statements by doctors, second-degree burns, which are primarily on his back and hands, cover 18 per cent of his body.

The man was then transferred to the Makarios Hospital for treatment and surgery. While being wheeled into the ambulance, the man weakly raised a bandaged arm and made another V sign.

The Kurdish protestors, carrying placards with pictures of Ocalan, came from all parts of Cyprus. Ocalan is the leader of the Kurdish guerrilla group PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), which in 1984 launched an armed struggle for an autonomous Kurdish state in the south east of the country.

Turkish troops captured Ocalan in 1999, initially sentencing him to death but then commuting his sentence in 2002 to life in prison.

The Kurdish protestors submitted a petition asking for a just trial for Ocalan and for him to have access to his lawyers, while also charging Turkey for human rights violations against the Kurds. In the petition they also asked for changes in Turkey’s correctional system.

Similar Kurdish demonstrations have been taking place in other Europeans capitals as well as in cities in Turkey.

In May of this year the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Turkish authorities breached international treaties by denying Ocalan the right to a fair and independent trial and by preventing his lawyer from contacting him.

Turkey has also been repeatedly condemned for its treatment of Kurds by human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk will be tried in Turkish courts in December for “insulting and weakening Turkish identity” after saying that one million Armenians and 30,000 Kurds were killed in Turkey.

Self-immolation is considered to be one of the most powerful acts of sacrifice and is often used in political protest as it draws tremendous media attention. The photograph of the burning monk Thich Quang Duc seated in a Saigon street in lotus position with flames whirling off him is among the most famous images from the Vietnam War.
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Postby *Tengri* » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:32 am

Thats a very cheap protesto :) I wish I would see him die :) And the many of them. I would be happy. Thats the truth. The TURKISH fire is gonna burn them soon as they know. ANATOLIAN FIRE!!
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Postby bg_turk » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:58 am

*Tengri* wrote:Thats a very cheap protesto :) I wish I would see him die :) And the many of them. I would be happy. Thats the truth. The TURKISH fire is gonna burn them soon as they know. ANATOLIAN FIRE!!


Anoter one of your racist comments.

Burning is the strongest form of protest ever.

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Malcolm W. Browne, USA, The Associated Press.
Saigon, South Vietnam, 11 June 1963. Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc sets himself ablaze in protest against alleged religious persecution by the South Vietnamese government.


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Overwhelmed with horror and the smell of burning flesh, Browne shot four rolls of the monk, who died silently. His photos prompted President Kennedy to withdraw support of the Ngo Dinh Diem government (overthrown four months later).
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Postby *Tengri* » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:33 pm

bg_turk wrote:
*Tengri* wrote:Thats a very cheap protesto :) I wish I would see him die :) And the many of them. I would be happy. Thats the truth. The TURKISH fire is gonna burn them soon as they know. ANATOLIAN FIRE!!


Anoter one of your racist comments.

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Racist ??!!!

Hallooo! Where do you living Bg-Türk. Kürds are more racist then us!! are you blind.?

Who washed your brain Bg-Türk???!!! jivkov???

(Firsatini bulsalar bir kasik suda bizi bogmak icin her bir kürd can atiyor. özelliklede son zamanlarda!!!)

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Postby bg_turk » Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:17 pm

You should not generalize about all kurds, based on your observations of a few terrorists. Many of them are peaceloving people who just want to get on with their lives.
How would you feel if sweden started treating you the same way turkey treats its kurds?
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Postby *Tengri* » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:42 pm

bg_turk wrote:. Many of them are peaceloving people who just want to get on with their lives.
How would you feel if sweden started treating you the same way turkey treats its kurds?



Yea!!, they just saying like that but they want and will do the other bad way. They are thinking the free country in Türkiye!!!

"How would you feel if sweden started treating you the same way turkey treats its kurds?"


My answer is; I don´t belong the Sweden, so i could leave the Sweden directly as soon as possible.ok?? But Kürds are lose the chanse in the history. They have no country as like cerkez, ermenians (in Türkiye), pomak etc... Kürds wants land from Türkiye. I know many kürds and all of them is correcting that.

Ha ha ha :( !!!!! (Hepsi Türkiye Cumhuriyetine küfür ediyorlar Bg-Türk bunu bil!)

And the last thing is; If the kürds want their land, they can go to the Irak,Suriye,Iran or wherever; BUT NOT IN TÜRKIYE !!! NEVER EVER!!!

Everybody is know that.!!!


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Postby *Tengri* » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:51 pm

*Tengri* wrote:
bg_turk wrote:.
How would you feel if sweden started treating you the same way turkey treats its kurds?



Bu arada Bg-Türk!: Türkiye´ye hindi demeyi birak artik ya da en azindan Turkey´ in bas harfini büyük yaz, eger böyle yazmak sende aliskanlik olduysa en azindan dene sevinirim.

Sadece Türklük adina bir rica.


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Postby bg_turk » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:14 pm

ok, I will write TURKEY, is this ok now?
Will you stop your racist comments like burning all kurds, etc, now?
You can say whatever you like about the terrorists, but you shouldnt speak in this way about the kurds in general, because you risk alienating them from the Turkish Republic further. Violance and hatred only begets more violance and more hatred.
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Postby *Tengri* » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:44 pm

bg_turk wrote:ok, I will write TURKEY, is this ok now?
Will you stop your racist comments like burning all kurds, etc, now?
You can say whatever you like about the terrorists, but you shouldnt speak in this way about the kurds in general, because you risk alienating them from the Turkish Republic further. Violance and hatred only begets more violance and more hatred.



I will try.But you must to try to write TÜRKIYE!! (you can use TURKISH you know)AND CHANGE THE FLAG(Bulgaria). you must be carefull about your nationality! If you can´t find a Türkiye flag say to me I can send you. ::!!??? JUST LITTLE RESPECT!!
deal??

I have suspicions about your nationality!!!!


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Postby bg_turk » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:29 pm

Tegri,

Ben bulgar vatandasiyim o yuzden bulgar bayragini kulaniyorum.
I am a Bulgarian citizen so I use the bulgarian flag. My nationality is bulgarian, my ethnicity turkish.
How would you feel if kurds in turkey start using the kurdish flag? Even as kurds they should use the turkish flag right?
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