Letter to Globe’s editor
Dear Mr. Editor,
Erbil, January 15th, 2013
A letter of Mr. Usman Malla is published in the Kurdish Globe issue dated 9 January 2013 addressed to H.E. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Even though freedom of expression is sacred, it is not possible to accept the baseless allegations mentioned in the said letter. The general line of thought and information contained in that letter are if not the result of utter ignorance, are at best out of date.
Turkey is an open society. Democratization and development in Turkey during H.E. Prime Minister Erdoğan’s eleven years reign is undeniable. Winning consecutive election victories and increasing his vote each time to the point of receiving every second voter’s ballot, Mr. Erdoğan’s legitimacy as the Prime Minister of Turkey is indisputable. Needless to say that is also valid for the Kurdish constituency of Turkey as well.
On the other hand, in our nation Turks and Kurds live together and not side by side as two separate entities. This very same harmony is naturally represented in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (our parliament) as well as in the Cabinet. Just to give an idea to the reader, there are many Ministers and maybe more than a hundred Members of the Parliament of Kurdish descent.
Furthermore, the robustly developing relations between Erbil and Ankara reflect a durable and all-encompassing strategy and not merely an economic partnership as suggested in the abovementioned letter. Unfortunately, Mr. Malla’s letter, neither with its content nor with its style reflects the reality on the ground and most definitely lacks sincerity.
I kindly invite Kurdish Globe editorial board to adopt a fairer approach from now on to Turkey’s policy towards KRG in particular and Turkish-Kurdish brotherhood in general. Hence, one can be on the right side of history.
Many thanks and best regards,