July 15 and the political Kurdish movement - YAŞAR TAŞKIN KOÇ

July 15 and the political Kurdish movement

Much has been written and said about the July15 coup attempt, and will continue to be said. This is the natural and right thing to do.

A consensus has emerged: everyone agrees that there is a larger project behind all that has happened.

What can this project be?

What do these foreign powers want from us?

What did these Gülenists want from Turkey that night?

Did they execute this attack purely for their own purposes or are they the subcontractors of some other power?

Everyone has some kind of answer for these questions.

Most of these answers are mutual.

This attack was against Turkey and all the people who lived within. And the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ) was the subcontractor executing this attack.

What was supposed to happen?

Maybe a coup, or better yet, a civil war…

And in the end, Turkey would have been a destroyed country.

Could the country's unity have been protected?

Everyone agrees that it would not have remained united.

The coup plotters were determined to turn our country into chaos.

They possibly believed that they would get the greatest support from the people of eastern and southeastern Turkey.

But that night, and today, the picture was very different; the entire country is celebrating the democracy meetings in the city squares throughout Turkey.

That night, too, the people of that particular region were wide awake defending their country. They are still awake. They share the happiness of their brothers and sisters in the west and show the same resistance.

They continue to assemble under the same flag.

Then shouldn't the political Kurdish movement revise its theses, ideas and actions after July 15 since its people continue to unite under the same flag?

Shouldn't they think of their past; the things they did wrong, the wrong treatment they received after July 15?

They should also be thinking of how their choices are dragging them toward a similar chaos.

It is even unnecessary to talk about who is Turkmen and who is Kurdish amongst those who powerfully stood against the coup and the tanks with their bare tops. Didn't the anti-coup public stand against what would have happened to Kurds had the coup succeeded?

Does anyone doubt that they would have turned our country into hell before moving aside and letting the other countries divide it up?

We can all see how a country defeated a coup and the chance of it turning into the war-torn Syria.

While the horrible scenes remain in our memories and most probably will be retold over and over again to the next generations, and the coup plotters' subcontracting positions are so clear, would the Kurdistan they founded after this point be worth anything?

Had the coup been successful, would it be resisted by only people in certain parts of Turkey?

Were the people who supported and voted for the political Kurdish movement going to resist with us?

Didn't they resist that night and all the nights that followed?

Were they not just as worried as their brothers and sisters living in the western parts of the country?

Did the truth standing in front of the realization – beyond the happening of an imported – artificial statelet invented through foreign support and coup, not become crystal clear?

I am asking the same questions over and over again, underlining them, because the answers are extremely obvious.

There can, of course, be a political Kurdish movement; they can have their own reasons and requests.

The problem is that they have to sit down and reconsider their ideologies, theses, doings, who they are actually working for and serving after July 15.

Wasn't the answer our people (our nation) gave to those who look down on the term “Turkish-Kurdish brotherhood” the best answer that could have ever been given?

It seems that if the Kurdish political movement does not self-criticize, it will not be able to stop its collapse after this major incident.


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