Translated from Turkish.
TURKISH PEOPLE HOPE
On 7 March 2014 the Swedish Social Democratic Deputies , Yilmaz Kerimo ,
Carina Hagg, Desire Lijevall , Tommy Waidellich c it together to Izmir . In Izmir Movenpick hotel for 5 pm from the night until 12 we talk returned to the interview in Turkey and human rights violations , freedom of thought , prison issues , sick prisoners at a young age girls who married, Family imam law and recent racist attacks in the period starting from Izmir , women and minority Candidates on the interview we would like to share with you.
Firstly, Swedish foreign affairs with interpreters who volunteer to Pearisburg we Kerimo lawmake Sweden Syrian Yilmaz Let’s start our discussion by Briefly diagnosis .
Zeynep: Be the first to start that Turkish us , please Briefly introduce yourself ?
Yilmaz Kerimo : 1963 Mardin / Midyat was born . First – middle – I’ve completed my school education Mardin . Some of my family still lives in Mardin .
Zeynep : Why and when did you emigrate to Sweden , when politics have been banned in Sweden ?
Yilmaz Kerimo 1978 terrorist events across the country to migrate was why the biggest. In addition , we are Syrian Christian guards made by the state and the Pressures to emigrate to Sweden I had when I got on top . I spent my teenage years that I ancestral lands in Mardin , Turkey at that time took place within the Left movement. I live in Sweden for 36 years . In 1994 , Sweden sacks with the municipal council membership of parliamentary life. Since 1998 , the Swedish social democratic party milletvekiliyim .
Zeynep : 2014 local elections , the BDP- hdp’n in the Kurdish provinces in Istanbul and Armenian – Syrian – Greek – Jewish – to show the Candidates Ezier how did you meet? These questions will appea as co- chairman of Candidates or woman and woman to be given more space Can we get your thoughts about?
Kerimo Yilmaz : Turkey for the first time in the history of the republic during the last elections , the BDP Syrian thanks , ENTERED parliament as Deputies from Mardin . Erol Dora ‘s parliamentary election and I personally am very pleased as the Syrian people of this country have boosted hopes that . BDP and HDPE, more Armenian – Syrian Candidates in local elections to choose their areas of origin , identity and our place in it all to music once again thank you for giving . Of course , complacency would have liked , Istanbul , Mardin , Hatay, especially outside Idil In Diyarbakir, Adiyaman , Dersim , in Izmir LED in the lists.
I hope that our request parliamentary elections in 2015 in the area of taken into consideration .
When it comes to representation of women Candidates ; most women Candidates in local elections in Turkey, the BDP – HDPE see in the list . 50 % of the BDP- hdp’n nominate Candidates find it very positive woman . Woman to constitute half of the world in terms of the equal and free to have a voice in local government and parliamentary means , a modern and democratic structure of the country is to be shut .
Swedish foreign affairs Carina Hagg wanted to take the floor on the issue by mentioned we almost gave it to her, but that this time we are asking us a question?
Carina Hagg : In a country like Sweden , Swedish – born, not only from Turkey for 30 years , we have six Deputies . Sweden embraces peoples without their compatriots in Turkey, there is a legal obstacle, the ancient peoples of these countries in Turkey, the Armenian – Assyrian – Greek people do not have a say in the management?
Zeynep: The current laws do not PreVent such a course. But in this day until arbitrary choices provided . Together with the Republic of monocultures across the country have. Singular mindset to thes ancient peoples across the country , economic – cultural – social – Pressures and psychological Applying a /, ignoring the psychology of fear about being nominated for the creation did not take place.
Zeynep: The past year beg the with anti -government resistance Trip December 17 , Continuing with the operation of corruption , disruption of the peace process and the prison system experienced problems due to the crisis in the country What do you think? How do you exit from this crisis?
Kerimo Yilmaz : Turkey is sincere about to get out of this crisis is primarily the development of freedom of thought , the realization of democracy and freedom must be inclusive of everyone. Minorities within the country, and the Alevis of about equal citizenship to benefit, for the prevention of corruption to be auditabl and transparent management of Regulations and laws should be made . Of the peace process that has ceased to exist de facto , in the western provinces, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean out of HDPE ( Kurds – Armenians , Assyrians , Greeks) , we see in racist attacks made . Ergenekon leaving a day fitting with the law, the courts when it comes to business KCK’lı prisoners , are holding an undemocratic way inside. As we learn from human rights report ill prisoners are still being held in Prisons . Here the government is not sincere in resolving the Kurdish issue can see that .
Zeynep : Turkey and beliefs of different ethnic groups in the definition of equal citizenship , freedom of opinion , what do you think about the roofing system in the elections ?
Yilmaz Kerimo : Contemporary and Law states that wish to Turkey , primarily against different sounds should take measures so hard . Minority rights and equal citizenship rights with the constitutional Amendments and laws on freedom of religion must be assured . 10 % threshold is an anti- democratic system. Electoral system in Turkey Participatory , democratic , transparent , in order to become, in the 10 % threshold should be removed.
Swedish foreign affairs from Carina Hagg, a second question was as Follows .
Carina Hagg : My frequent visits to the countries of the Middle East , I observer going on , what a position do you think women’s rights in Turkey, Diyarbakir and the emancipation of women in the region, how are rewarded in the western provinces ? Women ‘s liberation movement in the Kurdish provinces of Izmir Turkey as a first how are you looking?
Zeynep : Woman in Turkey, where to this day still has not been received. Enslaves women, exploitation and ignores the law in a country with a parallel development has provided women struggle . Women’s movement in Turkey since the 1980s, especially the feminist movement and women ‘s Organizations Gained as a result of the resistance has great momentum these days . Our country is still female violence, rape , abuse , torture and child marriages (Child Brides ) if shaken by news these days , there is no woman ‘s name. Who referred to the courts in cases of rape and harassment and violence in general the attitude of the court, ” rape suspects to release their children as the state of mind we ‘ ll look almost like ” mentality in this country is being promoted with the rapists . Kurdish movement, for the emancipation of woman these days this point, especially in the co- presidency of the party and candidate Institutions and equality no t only in this country, the middle east is in a position to be an example.
We liberated primarily by women in our country and the world, but the arbiter of peace can be established fairly .
Izmir me my freedom as a woman in this country, oppressed , colonized and now believe that after the liberation of the people living in the genocide . These days, every step I take on behalf of these people is a step in my own essence liberty.
Struggling for freedom struggle of women in Diyarbakır at the same time I’m fighting my .
Desire to mention Participating in the Izmir Dijevall and Tommy had seen a very contemporary need, these days we see more and more free woman in Izmir Do you ? She ask me together.
Zeynep: Fascism özgürlüks more free women Izmir yes . The bastion of an understanding of one medic in Izmir , or thoughts ; Kemalists Attacked in Izmir , if life does not find that there is a freedom in how you think.
Zeynep : first deputy in the parliament in Sweden , my friends, to finally say what we like ? Common to hear your thoughts and would like to share with the public.
Liberating women, equally Candidates in local elections , showing and all the oppressed peoples of democratic autonomy is a combination of BDP and we hdp’n Swedish MPs to win as much as you want and we support the most.
Zeynep: you do the interview with me and come to Izmir, thank you so much for honoring me.