Why did I walk one thousand and fifty-eight kilometers for the Kurds?
It’s remarkable that a person from Edirne is walking for the pain of the Kurdish people!
The sole goal of the Walk for Brotherhood was not just walking. We used every opportunity to be in touch with people, like engaging with our citizens that we met on the road and visiting villages, homes, and small businesses. In our talks we addressed many sensitive issues ranging from the assimilation policies of the state against the Kurdish people, education in mother tongue, assignment of trustee practices against HDP, unjust arrests to the imprisonment of the Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş almost like a political hostage, from European Union provisions on Autonomy of Local Governments to demands for a federative state. Although we came in contact with nationalist and conservative electorates, we didn’t encounter even a slightly negative experience during our whole walk. I think the fact that a person from Edirne was walking for the Kurdish people arouse a curiosity amongst the nationalist and conservative groups. We built on this curiosity and asked the empathy of all groups on the expectations of the Turks and the disappointment of the Kurds.
I published my first tweet in Kurdish from Kayseri!
Akrobatê (cambaz) siyasetê Erdoğan, Kılıçdaroğlu vexwestiye kû bibe namzet. Bes berî wê Demirtaş’ê weke rehîne tê girtin berde dê rastir be. Ji roja 8’emîna meşa xwîşk û biratiyê slavên germ…https://t.co/pVfWbnpN6Z
— Tuna Beklevic (@tunabeklevic) 22 Nisan 2018