Why did I walk one thousand and fifty-eight kilometers for the Kurds?
Petitions, meetings, public panels et cetera – everything was being done. There is almost no unspoken phrase left under heaven about the Kurdish problem. All that can be said have been said and these statements do not have any effect anymore. No doubt, all these are recorded in history as “intellectual richness” but they do not alleviate the pain of Kurdish people, reduce the “cruelty” of the state, or wipe away the tears of the people of Sur. Because of this, I thought I should be doing something different. What do I have? Against the cruelty of the state, I have my physical strength, my energy, one heart and two feet. I thought, maybe, just going out on the road and walking could be a better way. In addition, I thought I would meet new people on the road, talk with them, and visit villages, homes, and small businesses. Although this was my personal goal at the onset, many victims of the governmental decree laws joined me throughout the thousand-kilometer walk. With the addition of these people, this activity almost became both about Kurds and also about decree victims. I believe this was good. During the 27 days of the walk, we sometimes walked through regions like rural Kırıkkale, Kırşehir, Kayseri, and Kahramanmaraş where the majority of the electorate is made of nationalists and conservatives. We also visited cities like Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, and Diyarbakır where the majority of the population is Kurdish. Check vilkar for bruk xn--norgescsino-38a.com.
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