Saturday, January 20, 2007

where do pigeons go..













I AM SAD..
I AM FURİOUS..
TERROR HAS WON .. AGAIN.. HUMANITY HAS LOST.. AGAIN.. FREEDOM.. HAS LOST AGAIN..
IN MY CITY.. 100 m. TO THE PLACE I WORK.. A JOURNALİST.. AN INTELLECTUAL.. WAS KILLED .. ON THE WALKWAY.. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON.. SHOT.. TO DEATH..
I AM SPEECHLESS.. HE WAS A JOURNALIST.. AIMING FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.. HISTORY.. HIS WEAPON.. WAS WORDS.. IDEAS.. HE IS THE 62 TH JOURNALIST.. IF YOU CLICK ON YOU WILL SEE THE LIST AND DATES.. IT IS THE TURKISH JOURNALISTS LOUNGE 'S WEB ADRESS..THEY WERE ALL KILLED FOR WHAT THEY HAVE WRITTEN..I HAVE WITNESSED SOME THESE ASSASINATIONS.. I FELT GUILTY ABOUT EACH..
EACH TIME I HEARD THIS SAME SENTENCE..''DID YOU HEAR.. IS SHOT''.... I FELT PETRIFIED.. THEY WERE WRITING.. NEWS.. TRUTH.. IDEAS.. WORDS.. SOME HAVE BEEN SHOT.. 2 HAVE BEEN KILLED BY A BOMB PLACED INTO THEIR CARS.. IN PIECES..
BUT HRANT IS SPECIAL FOR WORLD'S NEWS.. AND TURKIYE'S HISTORY.. HE IS THE FIRST ARMENIAN.. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED SO.. ARMENIAN JOURNALIST.. AND THIS WAS NOT THE ADJECTIVE HE WANTED TO BE CITED WITH..
HIS SOUL WILL BE SAD.. BECAUSE DURING ALL HIS LIFE HE HAD BEEN SENSITIVE ABOUT THIS.. ABOUT BEING A TURKISH CITIZEN..
NOW HE HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM HIS FAMILY.. FROM HIS READERS.. FROM OUR COMMUNITY.. AN HE WILL ALSO BE CARRIED TO ANOTHER DIMENSON..
YESTERDAY.. I HAVE ATTENTED TO THE PROTEST MARCH.. WHERE THOUSANDS CAME.. BECAUSE I FELT SO LONELY.. I WANTED TO SHARE HUMAN WARMTH.. THE WARMTH OF PEOPLE I LOOK ALIKE.. NOT THOSE COOL CRIMINALS..
THE CROWDS.. WERE SHOUTİNG .. WE ARE ALL ARMENIAN.. WE ARE ALL HRANT..
BUT TO WHAT DOES IT SERVE..
I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSLATE A PART OF ONE OF HIS ARTICLES..
'' I AM LIKE A PIGEON.. I HAVE AS MANY EYES AS THEM ..LOOKING BACK FRONT..LEFT RIGHT.. AND AS QUICK WITH MY HEAD MOVEMENTS AS THEM.. YES .. I MIGHT SEE MY SOUL IN A NERVOUSNESS OF A PIGEON.. BUT I KNOW THAT IN THIS COUNTRY PEOPLE DO NOT TOUCH THE PIGEONS..PIGEONS CAN LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF CITIES, WITHIN THE CROWDS.. MAYBE A BIT NERVOUS.. BUT AS FREE AS PIGEONS.. WHERE DO PIGEONS GO WHEN THEY DIE..
FAREWELL HRANT .. LAY IN PIECE.. IN PIECE FOR WHICH YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD..
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update.. on.. 21.01.2007
today the police has declared that the criminal has been caught..
he is 21.. close friend to the bomber of Mc Donalds in Trabzon..
his view was captured by street cameras at the place where he killed Hrant Dink..
and was published in daily newspapers and on tv ..
his father has recognised him..
and called the police..
saying that his son has left.. 3 days ago.. telling them he is going to Istanbul..
and the police.. spotting his friends.. and phone calls.. caught him..at the bus station..
good for justice..
a little relief for the family of Hrant..
nothing is changed for Hrant..
and think once..
what would you do if you recognised your son.. wanted.. for homicide..
this must have been a very hard moment for a parent.. I am sorry.. for the father ..
and believe he must be a brave man..
to denounce his own son..
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6 comments:

AnnieElf said...

I am so sorry Piren. I read of Hrant's death early this morning and felt such sadness. I had first heard of him via Tara at Paris Parfait and I thought then that he was a very brave man. I hope the cowards guilty of his murder will be caught and punished.

Paris Parfait said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I am glad the alleged killer was caught, but of course this will not bring back the brave, brilliant journalist Hrant Dink. It breaks my heart for Turkey and for all mankind when people who write or speak the truth are persecuted or killed. And yes, it must have been devastating for the alleged killer's father to recognise his son as the perpetrator and have to report him to the police. Hrant Dink's death is a tragedy for Turkey, Armenia and a blow for truth and freedom everywhere.Thank you for this post.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Pinar, thanks for your words to the world. It is important to remember, it is important to know, it is important to act. I wrote a little post today about the importance of helping someone.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

please let me know if my comment, the first one stuck?

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

(i can see it didn't so I am re writing it;)
Thank you for bringing attention to the tradegy that is happening in your country. These two men have used their words to strive for peace, to climb a path that is difficult, to use their words that in the end would bless them deeply. Two men thrown together with a link that killed them both:
The journalist and the Father!
What sadness! What injury!

One Crabapple said...

I saw this on the news the other night and my heart went out to you . I know ! I was stunned and hurt by this also.

I thought of you and wondered where you were and what you were thinking....