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Baldaki Tuz
1.       gokuyum
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 05 May 2011 Thu 12:12 am

"Baldaki Tuz" is a book that contains some of Yaşar Kemal´s articles about politics of Turkey between 1960 and 1971. Here is a short translation of a part of his article which criticises Democrat Party. Date of the article is 1960.


"....Lets think about the period after 1945. Those who had opposed The Court Of Justice had such a beautiful and advenced democracy understanding at that time. They were always mentioning  human and citizens’ rights. A little bit later they suddenly changed. As if they were not the same people back in 1945-1950. They changed their skins like snakes.

Human rights, democracy were just mere words for them. They didnt believe in justice, laws, human and citizens’ rights. They had no respect and faith for them. They were prisoning people who had first come to their minds and torturing them. They were holding them in the prisons of courts for two years.

They were proudly harming intellectuals and journalists in front of the eyes of the public. Many people were tortured and rotted in prisons in their period. They did everything to make courts their slaves..."


Edited (5/5/2011) by gokuyum
Edited (5/5/2011) by gokuyum
Edited (5/5/2011) by gokuyum
Edited (5/5/2011) by gokuyum

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