TO THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC : THERE IS NO WAY THAN PEACE

In 4 days a new Newroz will be celebrated. The fire ofnewroz has been the symbol of hope, struggle and spring throughout history.

In the beginning of 2013, after the negotiations that took place in Imrali, Abdullah Öcalan’s letter was read in Newroz at Diyarbakir. His words; “today a new era is beginning. The period of armed struggle is ending, and the door is opening to democratic politics. Now the weapons must be silent, ideas and politics must talk”created vast hope, joy and excitement in the 80 million populated Turkey.

The wounds were just starting to heal in the peace process that was set off with huge risks.  In this two years nothing has been easy but the emergence of new wounds were hindered.  Today, the significance of this is clearer. The wounds that were starting to heal were exploited again. Turkey again became the country of deaths and Emergency rule.