Getagged: Erdogan

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Road to Gaziantep

10 Days in Europe’s limbus

Gaziantep – die türkische Grenzstadt – 100 Kilometer von Aleppo entfernt
“Wir treffen die Ausgeschlossenen einer angeblich existierenden, solidarischen Staatengemeinschaft, welche ihr wahres Antlitz offenbart hat. Wir treffen die entmenschlichten Dissidenten, denen man mit Repression und Bombenhagel geantwortet hat, als sie sich aufbäumten, um von denen gehört zu werden, denen sie ein Dorn im Auge sind. Es sind all jene, die nach mehr als sechs Jahren Hohn und Verderben innerlich zerrissen und voller Zynismus und Mitteilungsbedürfnis gleichermaßen vor einem stehen, weil sie nicht mehr glauben können, dass noch jemand an ihrer Geschichte interessiert ist.
Es geht hierbei nicht darum, die richtigen Fragen zu stellen oder die passenden Antworten zu finden. Vielmehr geht es darum, die Geschichten all jener zu erzählen, die den propagandistischen Narrativen all jener barbarischen Regime zuwiderlaufen, vor denen sie zu fliehen gezwungen waren.
It is about humanising Syrians.
Alle Geschichten aus Gaziantep lesen.
Das Interview zur Reise lesen.
Die Reportage zur Reise lesen.

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Interview: Gegensouverän Russland

INTERVIEW mit BORIS SCHUMATSKY 

Boris Schumatsky wurde 1965 in Moskau geboren und lebt als Schriftsteller und Publizist in Berlin und München. Kürzlich wurde im Residenz-Verlag sein Buch „Der neue Untertan – Populismus, Postmoderne, Putin“ veröffentlicht. Demnächst wird außerdem sein Roman „Die Trotzigen“ erscheinen, der vom Leben in Moskau an der Schwelle der neunziger Jahre handelt.

Mit ihm habe ich über Vladimir Putin, die russische Propaganda und den Krieg in Syrien gesprochen.

Boris Schumatsky – Foto: Milena Schlösser
“Es gibt speziell in Deutschland eine Sache, die besonders stark ausgeprägt ist.
Das ist ein Willen, eine Obsession mit dem Miteinander-Sprechen, mit dem Im-Gespräch-Bleiben. Wir müssen Reden, Reden, Reden. Und ich will das eigentlich unterstützen. Doch bevor man miteinander reden kann, muss man die Sprache des Gegenübers lernen und verstehen. Und im Falle von Russland, dem Iran und anderen ähnlichen Regimen, ist es wichtig zu wissen, dass die einzige Sprache, die dieses Regime spricht, die Sprache der Macht ist.”

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No Friends but Iranians


IN MEMORIAM REYHANEH JABBARI (†2014)

He who does not speak of the Iranian Regime
shall remain silent on matters of the Islamic State.

„Under the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, more people are executed than under his predecessor Ahmadinejad. Everyone is looking at ISIS and their barbaric deeds. The only difference to the Iranian regime: ISIS is proud of its murders, Iran is executing them surreptitiously behind prison walls and cowardly denies them. The world has to understand that a dialogue with this regime of murderers in impossible.
Only pressure helps.“

(Fariborz Jabbari, uncle of Reyhaneh Jabbari
who was executed by the Iranian regime in October 2014)

Theses on the Syrian Desaster
August – December 2014
I      The Role of the IRI in Iraq & Syria
II     Assad and the Islamic State
III    Iran’s “boots on the ground”
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No Friends but Iranians,
Qassem Suleimani (3rd from left),
commander of the Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC),
posing with a group of Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan

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"Islamic Democracy"

A snapshopt from a video clip of one of PM Erdogan’s speech, delivered during his term as Istanbul’s mayor (1994-1998), where he mocks the Turkish constitution and secularism.


With protests flaring across the country, the prime minister and the style of this political system, which was declared as the European role model for “democratic islamism”, when the arab spring started, now faces one of the biggest challenges of his eleven-year reign. (1)
A growing number of people in the country – even those who have supported him in the past – are now accusing Mr Erdogan of a stifling authoritarianism and a subtle shift towards religious conservatism. They say Turkey is secular in name only and that Mr Erdogan is now promoting a distinctly Islamist agenda.

The following text is an excerpt of a speech, which was held by Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his term as Istanbul’s Mayor (1994 – 1998). (2)
So this is what “islamic democracy” sounds like:

“Now, this constitution is full of gaps and holes. Like a rag with patches. The other day journalists asked me what I think about this [constitution]. I said, Look, what do they say? That sovereignty belongs unconditionally to the people. You must think well. When [does the sovereignty belong to the people]? It is only when they go to the polls [every five years] that sovereignty belongs to the people. But both materially, and in essence, sovereignty unconditionally and always belongs to Allah!”

“But the fact is that 99% of the people of this country are Muslims. You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular! When both are together, they create reverse magnetism [i.e. they repel one another]. For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says ‘I am a Muslim’ to go on and say ‘I am secular too.’ And why is that? Because Allah, the creator of the Muslim, has absolute power and rule!”

The following pictures (3) will show what the concept of “islamic democracy” means for the public, when the people want to demonstrate for their right of privacy, expression of freedom and wish to fight against the restriction of their civil rights.

So this is what “islamic democracy” looks like:

Even Bashar al-Assad’s regime has issued an advisory against travel to Turkey. (5)

The Syrian foreign ministry warned its citizens about the deteriorating security situation in several Turkish cities, and the escalating protest violence between the Turkish government and Turkish protesters.
Syria even called on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to stop the violent repression of the protesters, and if he can’t, then to resign.

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry advises the Syrian citizens against traveling to Turkey during this period for fear for their safety, due to the security conditions in some Turkish cities that have deteriorated over the past days and the violence practiced by Erdogan’s government against peaceful protesters.


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"Islamic Democracy"

A snapshopt from a video clip of one of PM Erdogan’s speech, delivered during his term as Istanbul’s mayor (1994-1998), where he mocks the Turkish constitution and secularism.


With protests flaring across the country, the prime minister and the style of this political system, which was declared as the European role model for “democratic islamism”, when the arab spring started, now faces one of the biggest challenges of his eleven-year reign. (1)
A growing number of people in the country – even those who have supported him in the past – are now accusing Mr Erdogan of a stifling authoritarianism and a subtle shift towards religious conservatism. They say Turkey is secular in name only and that Mr Erdogan is now promoting a distinctly Islamist agenda.

The following text is an excerpt of a speech, which was held by Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his term as Istanbul’s Mayor (1994 – 1998). (2)
So this is what “islamic democracy” sounds like:

“Now, this constitution is full of gaps and holes. Like a rag with patches. The other day journalists asked me what I think about this [constitution]. I said, Look, what do they say? That sovereignty belongs unconditionally to the people. You must think well. When [does the sovereignty belong to the people]? It is only when they go to the polls [every five years] that sovereignty belongs to the people. But both materially, and in essence, sovereignty unconditionally and always belongs to Allah!”

“But the fact is that 99% of the people of this country are Muslims. You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular! When both are together, they create reverse magnetism [i.e. they repel one another]. For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says ‘I am a Muslim’ to go on and say ‘I am secular too.’ And why is that? Because Allah, the creator of the Muslim, has absolute power and rule!”

The following pictures (3) will show what the concept of “islamic democracy” means for the public, when the people want to demonstrate for their right of privacy, expression of freedom and wish to fight against the restriction of their civil rights.

So this is what “islamic democracy” looks like:

Even Bashar al-Assad’s regime has issued an advisory against travel to Turkey. (5)

The Syrian foreign ministry warned its citizens about the deteriorating security situation in several Turkish cities, and the escalating protest violence between the Turkish government and Turkish protesters.
Syria even called on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to stop the violent repression of the protesters, and if he can’t, then to resign.

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry advises the Syrian citizens against traveling to Turkey during this period for fear for their safety, due to the security conditions in some Turkish cities that have deteriorated over the past days and the violence practiced by Erdogan’s government against peaceful protesters.


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