DTP closed (2) Turkish nationalists trying hard to start a civil war

In Turkey and Kurds on December 14, 2009 at 02:59
ATurkish nationalist (left) fires a gun during clashes with ...

A Turkish nationalist (left) fires a gun during clashes with Kurdish activists in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul. Turkish nationalists and Kurdish activists clashed in Istanbul, leaving at least one person injured from a gunshot during street battles, an AFP reporter said. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

As of now, Turkey has lost her Kurds. If there is any cooperation between Turks and Kurds from now on, Turkish nationalists have no role to play. I have been watching news and commentaries and these sorry asses are so happy that DTP is closed and they are having hard times to contain their fascistic attitudes. Many of my Kurdish friends are going through a very intense bitterness towards the nation state they are living in and towards Turks in general. Even I was subject to a slight dose of bitterness. I do not think there has been much street action but this state of bitterness is more dangerous in the long run. I am sorry that our nationalists and our nationalist establishment circles are so fixed minded and arrogant. Their mental capacities are so limited that they cannot see what is happening: The unity of their country is in peril…

Supporters of Turkey's opposition Nationalist Action Party wave ...

Supporters of Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Action Party wave national and party flags during a rally to defend Turkey national unity and denounce the government’s ‘Kurdish initiative’, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. (AP Photo )

Banned Kurdish party may boycott Turkish parliament –


Great illustration from Eminimsi. All contributed to the closure of DTP. Two opposition party leaders have been howling to create a tense political climate. Captured PKK leader Öcalan and hawkish DTP leader Emine Ayna got their part and Constitutional Court concluded….

Turkey Bans Kurdish Party

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU

ISTANBUL Turkey’s constitutional court disbanded the only pro-Kurdish party in Parliament on Friday, a move that could threaten efforts to resolve the conflict with the Kurdish minority by peaceful means.

Turkish Kurds vow parliamentary boycott –

Pro-Kurd party MPs to withdraw

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
MPs from a pro-Kurdish party say they will withdraw from Turkey’s parliament in protest at a ruling to dissolve their party.
Hasim Kilic, head of Turkey's highest court announces the court's ...

Hasim Kilic, head of Turkey’s highest court announces the court’s decision on shutting down the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party in Ankara, Turkey, late Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Turkey’s highest court closed the pro-Kurdish party for having links to Kurdish rebel group of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or the PKK. The Constitutional Court’s ruling imposes a five-year ban from politics on 37 members of the party, including party chairman Ahmet Turk. (AP Photo)

EU expresses concern about Turkey’s DTP ban – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Where the state and the PKK meet

The Constitutional Court decision to close down the Democratic Society Party (DTP) once again proved who has the ultimate power to shape the political sphere in Turkey. Tutelage of extrapolitical forces, be it the military or the judiciary, continues to reign in Ankara.

Closure of the DTP: a serious blow to democratization

Turkey’s Constitutional Court did not surprise anyone. In a severe blow to attempts at democratization, it decided unanimously on Friday to close the Democratic Society Party (DTP) on the grounds that it had “become a focus for activities against the indivisible integrity of the state with its country and nation, considering its actions and also ties with the terrorist organization,” meaning the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), whihc has pursued an armed uprising against the Republic of Turkey for the last 25 years.
The DTP has been shut down, and two of the party’s warmest, most mature and sincere members have been banned from politics.

Are you happy we are free from the DTP?

Finally, the PKK, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), the MHP, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), journalists, the military and the judiciary all joined forces and ensured the closure of the DTP.

Perfect 10

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Constitutional court banned HEP, ÖZDEP, DEP and HADEP for Kurdish links; Türkiye Birleşik Komünist Partisi, Sosyalist Parti, Sosyalist Türkiye Partisi, Demokrasi ve Değişim Partisi and Emek Partisifor parti programs relating to banned Kursish issues. DTP makes the list as the 10th party sharing the same fate. See: archived Mavi Boncuk article Banned Political parties

DTP’s predicament

The Constitutional Court on Friday announced its decision to close down the Democratic Society Party (DTP).

The Constitutional Court and the DTP

The case the Constitutional Court is hearing relies on an interesting paradox. The Democratic Society Party (DTP) is standing trial because it is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Deciphering the PKK attack in Tokat

As the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) took responsibility for a brutal attack against Turkish soldiers in the Reşadiye district of Tokat on Monday, claiming the lives of seven soldiers, it has become crystal clear that the PKK’s intention was to obstruct the progress of the government’s Kurdish initiative, which aims to resolve Turkey’s decades-long Kurdish problem.

Opposing the initiative

Political opposition to this ongoing initiative as well as the opposition expressed in a certain manner and style by some newspaper columnists is essentially the same thing as wishing to see a continuation of the events which we have experienced in Turkey since 1984.

Pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) leader Ahmet Turk ...

Pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) leader Ahmet Turk addresses his party deputies during their meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara in April 2009. Turkey’s top court Friday banned the country’s main Kurdish party for links to separatist rebels, in a move that could fan ethnic tensions and derail a government plan to resolve a long-running Kurdish insurgency.(AFP/File/Adem Altan)

Tackling the Kurdish issue

The Democratic Society Party’s (DTP) reaction to recent events in Turkey should convince Turkish public opinion that the state’s (not just the government’s) democratization package to help solve the Kurdish issue is not about succumbing to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) interests.

Trying to keep the DTP open


Yes, that is exactly what we are trying to do. For a really long time now, we, Turkey’s democrats, have been trying to keep the DTP open, despite everything. While the DTP seems to be trying to get itself closed, we are, like a chorus, pleading with the Constitutional Court not to shut the DTP down.

Previously, Islamists were also angry with the Judiciary:

Islamist protesters demonstrate against Turkey's top administrative ...

Islamist protesters demonstrate against Turkey’s top administrative court in Ankara December 11, 2009. Turkey’s top administrative court suspended a reform that would have facilitated university access for religious school graduates and was strongly opposed by secularists, the Anatolia news agency reported. Signs read “No to coup by judiciary” (L) and “No to despotism by judiciary” REUTERS/Umit Bektas

An Islamist protester attends a demonstration against Turkey's ...

An Islamist protester attends a demonstration against Turkey’s top administrative court in Ankara December 11, 2009. Turkey’s top administrative court suspended a reform that would have facilitated university access for religious school graduates, which was strongly opposed by secularists, the Anatolia news agency reported. Sign reads “No to coup by judiciary” REUTERS/Umit Bektas

  1. Judges playing politics…. this is worse than a minaret ban.

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