Turkey observes for months a “process” of which the title, goals, perspectives and application ways frequently undergo modifications.
An immediate end to the suffering for fallen youths, a rapid democratization of the country and recognition of freedom and equality of rights for Turkey’s all peoples are the common demand of the country’s all democratic forces.
However, if this peace and democratization move is conducted under the banner of “Islamic brotherhood”, it will never bring nothing other than exclusion and humiliation of our peoples belonging to other origins and beliefs who had established many civilizations before the Turkish-Islamic conquest of these lands and subjected for centuries to pressures and discriminations under Ottoman and Republican rules.
This why, the principal actors of the “process” should declare that they recognize the 1915 Genocide of Armenians and Assyrians of which the 98th anniversary to be observed to-morrow. Also they should officially promise to render the usurped rights of 1.5 billion victims of the genocide and the deportation.
This is a duty to humanity.
Furthermore, the principal actors of this “process” should guarantee that they will, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide in 2015, constructively participate in the campaigns, not only in Turkey but in all world, especially in the countries where Turkish migrants and Armenian, Assyrian, Kurdish, Yezidi and Greek diasporas live side by side.
On the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the 1915, we share by heart the pain of our peoples, victims of genocide and deportations, and call on all democratic forces of our country to adopt a resolved stand for the 100th anniversary.
Brussels, April 23, 2013