Friday, August 17, 2007

a stranger in her own country

It has been a long time I know..
It was something that irritated me too..
a blogger who stops writing with no known reasons..
I believe this is ..
because we care about people we know...
and we start to know people .. their thoughts.. and their life.. byreading their posts..and by viewing their photos..
so I started to worry when someone stopped writing..
especially when the last post indicated to some problems.. like mine..

well I am not sure I will be writing every day..
but I will go on blogging as frequently as I can..
about how I feel and live nowadays..

I first want to thank to you all for your comments to my last post.. showing your affection ..
I told you there were some public reactions about the government in my country..
reactions of those who are feeling and living as modern world's citizens..
the election of the president has not been possible under the circumstances ..
so there has been a general election on the 22 th of july..

It was not a surprise for me ..
although we were hoping a democtatic and laicist parliement majority..
to see the results..

Our hopes faded in the evening of the election day..
the results were clear..
1 people on two.. voted for AKP..
well .. we used to say.. how happy it is to say..''I am turkish '' ( a motto of the first days of the republic.. just to unite all ethnic and religious groups and to create a nation )
now we say how happy you are .. to the 1/2..

Here are the results of the elections..
AKP (islamist): 340 is the majority..
CHP(social democrate): 112
MHP(nationalist): 71
BAĞIMSIZ(individuals): 27
20 of the individuals united and became the DTP (kurdish) group.. on the 8th of august..
so now the list goes on..
DTP : 20
and individuals 7

now comes the election for the president of the republic..
the canditate is A. Gül..
and I believe he will make it this time..
how happy for them..
and the mills are turning..
how I feel??..

I do agree with Franco Frattini (European Commission - Vice-President Commissioner ) ..
he send a message to the first minister.. saying to take good care of the ''laicist minority''..
yes I was feeling different.. but now I know..
I looked at the conditions to be determined as minority.. it says'' being different in any way from the majority of the country ''
I am part of a minority in my country.. so beware..
why do I feel so??..

well .. for example when I am reading at internet news ( most of the media is under the pressure of the government.. and we worry about the internet service .. we shall see..)
that the Minister of Internal Affairs, eats risotto at an official dinner....
likes it very much and..
while telling his appreciation to the cook .. l
earns there is wine within the risotto..
throws away the plate and accuses the governer and punishes him by taking his post..
expells him..
I feel awkward..
a stranger in her own country..
that is how I feel..
the photos..
are of the first president of the Republic of Türkiye..Atatürk and his wife and family .. on 1927
and of the candidate for the presidency and his wife and daughter .. on 2007..

how happy they are..


jessica said...

every couple of days i would check to see if you were back.
and now you are. i am pleased to see your words, although understandably not so happy.
welcome back.

Cat said...

Hi Pinar. I have thought of you over the last while. Thank you for posting - you are right on - people worry. I am sorry things are the way they are...there.
Sometimes the happiness only comes from the freedom we have inside.
Yes, welcome back.