The Black Sea trip event with Ekrem İmamoğlu has become a strange point. It’s hard to believe what happened during those four days.
I accepted an invitation. A photo was taken, I was in this photo. That’s all I did. There is no limit to the insults and threats I receive just because of this.
The attacks against Ekrem İmamoğlu from the “opposition” are endless.
There is officially a state of social madness going on. As I wrote before, Turkey has turned into an open-air asylum.
I am not a voter who voted for Ekrem İmamoğlu on March 31, 2019, but because I am a democratic writer, I opposed the election annulment process at that time, I opposed the injustice done to İmamoğlu.
I remember, Ekrem Bey called me on the night of April 15, 2019 and thanked me for my well-meaning and democratic attitude. I wrote exactly what we talked about about this phone in my column. I’m reposting this post here. Even though some people want to deny these facts, they are the truth.
To oppose the injustice done to a person, you do not need to have the same view of the world as that person. The requirement of democracy is to be able to forcefully defend the rights of people who disagree with you – without trickery. This is a phenomenon that almost never happens in Turkey.
Just as I protested when Sedef Kabaş, who insults and slanders me to this day, was arrested in her hotel room in the middle of the night. Just as I wrote the article “Freedom for Sedef Kabaş” while Kabaş was inside.
It is a democracy, just as I strongly opposed the injustice done to Osman Kavala and his friends.
Look, there are so many “so-called” opposition media. I have written the most articles on the injustice done to Osman Kavala in the Turkish media. Dozens of articles, all on the agenda, and with which I confronted the state apparatus head-on. Ayşe Buğra knows this best. However, I am a person who is far from the Kavala-Buğra left-wing socialist worldview.
In the Turkish press, I defended the Yiğit Ekmekçi, Tayfun Kahraman, Hakan Altınay, Çiğdem Mater and Mücella Yapıcı who are unjustly inside, and I will continue to do so. Because it’s an illegal business. But someone can shamelessly write to Kavalala that I want jail. The lie can’t have so many tails.
I can’t be mad at these people either, because these crazy friends I’m talking about have become so “loser” that they’ve completely lost their sanity. I try to understand them too.
I am a Democratic writer. Of course, like any democrat, I supported the civilian government and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the face of any attempted police, military or judicial coup. I first supported the liquidation of the military tutelage and then of the Gülenist tutelage. I’m proud of it too. If there is such an illegitimate attempt against the civil will, I will do the same again. A contrary position is incompatible with democracy.
Although my basic direction is correct, I also made mistakes and mistakes during these two liquidation processes. I have written numerous self-critical articles on the subject. But in this open-air asylum environment, these writings were denied the right or abused. Turkey today has a new official ideology. This is a new official ideology in which nationalism and conservatism, Kemalism and Islamism have merged into one body. An alloy that covers 80% of society. These four political ideologies are allies, not adversaries. On the other hand, as we know, I am a person far from this new official ideology.
There is no neighborhood or tribe that I represent. I have never made such a claim. Each author is an individual and represents himself first and foremost. If what they write is effective, each neighborhood will pay attention to what they write. If it is ineffective, it is insignificant, whatever the ideology.
Now let’s come to those who violently attacked Ekrem İmamoğlu because of his photo with me and thought they were dissidents…
I have two bad news for those fake adversaries who attacked İmamoğlu in this photo. I will explain the first today and the second in the next post.
First, let’s determine this… Based on this photo, none of those who attacked Ekrem İmamoğlu – yes, none – are opponents of the current political regime. On the contrary, people who are beneficial to the diet. Their minds are somehow under the control of the state. Out of fear or otherwise. After all, they are. There are also those who sincerely supported Imamoglu in the past, but even if they don’t want to because of their political ideology or cowardice, they are now servants of the state in a mental sense. By attacking Ekrem İmamoğlu in this way, they extend their comfort zone against the state. They insure themselves. It’s a complete fraud. Let me give a concrete example. Just two weeks ago, a lawsuit was filed against Ekrem İmamoğlu with a request for imprisonment. In today’s Turkey, if requested, this matter will bring immediate condemnation. The Supreme Court corrected it instantly. In this case, Mr. Ekrem cannot be a candidate. Is it hard to do? No, not at all by 2022. Just make a decision and push the button…
So with this jail request, was the case brought up to 1% or even 1 in 1000 of the picture with me? Have you been on the agenda on social media?
No, this question has never been raised and is not on the agenda because they are afraid…
Now these people are shamelessly trying to get the better of Ekrem İmamoğlu.
There are ideological and political reasons for this pathetic scene. I will explain it in another article. I am very positive about my analytical framework. I am ready to prove it very concretely and name by name.
From then on, this “celebrity” and the aggressor journalists, all together, are going through a crisis which will be extremely beneficial to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whom they do not like at all. All state officials, especially Tayyip Bey, laugh out loud at this stupid image. Unfortunately, this is the situation in Turkey.