Sunday, June 2, 2013


To anyone reading this, i would like you to be please very objective and open minded and read this to the end.

Dear Mr Prime Minister,
I as a non turkish citizen, who has lived in Turkey for 4 years now knows enough about Turkey and this regime to write this. Personally, i admire you, i think you are a man with passion and drive and who knows how to rule. Regardless of my opinions, Turkish citizens think otherwise. These are people whom have democratically elected you into office. You as a leader have a responsibility to your people. What is democracy? Is it not a government of the people, for the people and by the people? As a democratically elected leader, your actions should forever be in the best intrest of your people. Putting personal bias and sentiments into your decisions is not your duty. As a leader, whom i admire so much, i am truly disappointed in the recent crack down in Turkey. To use so much force against the same people who elected you, went out of their homes to vote for you is just plain wrong. I mean, these are people who believed you would listen to their voices and act in their favor. Violence has never  solved anything, instead, it has instigated so much more violence and unrest. This is the 21st century, you as a leader knows better than to indulge your people into creating so much chaos in a country, whose economy and politics is admired all over the middle east. I believe you are a man of honor and integrity and using brute force against peaceful protesters is not what these people voted you into office to do for them and honestly, it is plain shameful. I as a human being who hates every type of violence is ashamed of the feelings i have towards someone who would cause so much harm to innocent protesters. So, why don’t you withdraw your troops, allow your people to protest peacefully, listen to them, have a reasonable dialogue with whomever their leader is and come to terms with them. It is in the best interest of your party, your government, your people and your reputation that you put an end to this unrest. Schools have closed and exams have being cancelled, don’t you think it is best to end this once and for all so that life will be back to normal for your people? People have being injured and some have allegedly lost lives, Is this what your democracy is Mr PM? Saying things like “for every one man in taksim, you have a 100 supporters” what is that? how does that benefit your people? how does that calm them down and encourage them to go back to their homes while you take care of their interests? If only you listened more to your people and stopped allowing your personal bias to cloud your judgement and make you forget that these same people elected you into office, things would never have gone this far. People reading this may think, “why are you writing this? you are not even turkish” but i have an answer for you, You do not have to be a citizen of a country to fall completely in love with it, you do not have to be a citizen of a country to know the difference between right and wrong, and you do not have to be a citizen of a country to have a heart, feelings, compassion and it breaks my heart greatly to see Turkey in the state that it is.
                A compassionate non-citizen. 


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