Turkish writer Asli Erdogan: “People are afraid to breathe ‘in Turkey

Asli Erdogan: "People are afraid to breathe," she says adding :'Thousands of students are in jail for one tweet'
Asli Erdogan: “People are afraid to breathe,” she says adding :’Thousands of students are in jail for one tweet’
She has the same name and nationality as the Turkish president, but the similarities stop there. Writer Asli Erdogan is an outspoken critic of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on opponents following the failed coup of July 2016.

Having just picked up the Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women’s Freedom in Paris, Erdogan tells FRANCE 24 about the situation facing intellectuals, journalists and students in Turkey – and about her feelings ahead of her own trial, scheduled for March 2018.

“People are afraid to breathe,” she says. “Europe only hears about the writers, the journalists. But thousands of university students are in jail for just one tweet.”


France24

  • Rascal

    Turkey has turned into a dictatorship like Iran.

    • Hind Abyad
      • Y K

        “Since Ataturk the Christian killer who has a statue in Israel” (sic)
        What’s this nonsensical garbled drivel even supposed to mean? Do you write just like you fart?

        • Niemals

          “Since Ataturk the Christian killer who has a statue in Israel” 🗿…?
          Ataturks statue in Israel 🗿, do you have any photo?

          • Y K

            You can google “Ataturk statue Beer Sheva”.

            Must be the ugliest Ataturk memorial in existence. Put there by Beer Sheva’s mayor to please the Turks when relations were still good.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beersheba_Turkish_railway_station

          • Niemals

            Beersheba Turkish railway station https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76b561059f2c1951c11ec7f7379d594d32d3ead71d7d7f97f2f833eddeefb7e3.jpg Opening of the Beersheba R.R. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5fbe534465048e6c5871bb5793c873ef550bd1e628b8ae61f633f59860ca5c6.jpg The Turkish soldiers monument near the station

            The station was opened in October 1915 during the Ottoman rule in Palestine and the Sinai and Palestine military campaign of World War I.

            The Beersheba Turkish railway station (Turkish: Beerşeba Türk Demiryolu İstasyonu) is a historic railway station in the city of Beersheba, Israel, located west of the Old City.

            The station was opened in October 1915 during the Ottoman rule in Palestine and the Sinai and Palestine military campaign of World War I. The main Turkish objective in the Middle East during World War I was to either capture or disable the Suez Canal, which would have put the British Empire at a great disadvantage.

            However, transporting troops and supplies from Constantinople to the front lines took months by camel caravan.

            After his ill-fated assault on the British garrison along the canal in January – February, 1915, Jamal Pasha enlisted the help of the German engineer Heinrich August Meissner, who also planned the Hejaz Railway, to help him find a more efficient method of logistics. Meissner started constructing a railway to the south of the Palestine region, with the Wadi Surar (Nahal Sorek) station serving as the starting point.
            Two railways were originally built: one to Beit Hanoun, and the other to Beersheba. The two lines were collectively called the ‘Egyptian Branch’.

            According to Wikipedia a monument to honor the 298 Turkish soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Beersheba in 1917 was erected east of the station in cooperation between the Be’er Sheva Municipality and Turkish authorities.

            The Beersheba Turkish railway station was declared a National Historic Site in 1991, in 2013 the station complex and buildings were renovated and opened as small rail heritage museum.

            Nearby (can’t see it) is a bust of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, it was erected in 2008.

          • Hind Abyad

            “Joshua was a Jewish God” dixit Niemals aka-Matrix, Oh Yeah etc..

          • Y K

            Everybody knows Jesus was a Balastinian.

          • vs
          • Hind Abyad

            Can’t you read?.

          • Hind Abyad

            Niemals Y K slave, he gave the wrong link;-)))))

          • Hind Abyad

            I didn’t have to google. I know history.

          • Y K

            1. You don’t know shit, not to mention that you’re generally dumber than that condom your father sadly forgot to use.

            2. The “go google” recommendation was not for you. And you should probably refrain from googling altogether. You know it was invented by a Joo, don’t you? 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            “Y K • a few seconds ago
            1. You don’t know shit, not to mention that you’re generally dumber than that condom your father sadly forgot to use.

            2. The “go google” recommendation was not for you. And you should probably refrain from googling altogether. You know it was invented by a Joo, don’t you? :-)”
            •Reply•Share ›

            You gave your slave Niemals a wrong link.
            Blocked

            BTW..
            “Y K – Hind Abyad 2 days ago
            Dumbyad is right (probably for the first time in her life) – it is indeed “Pinel”. Hope she’ll forgive me for misprinting the name of the nuthouse she’s kept in. :)”
            Repeating yourself Zionis nuisance;-)))))

          • Y K

            How many times has it been already? Eight? Ten? Thirty? 🙂

          • The Naked Prey

            “You know it was invented by a joo…”

            Is that why it spies on everyone and stacks the search results with it’s own products?

          • Y K

            Sure, pal, sure. Luckily, though, not even the Jooz give a fart about a retarded backwoods Nazi like yourself. So you should be safe. 🙂

          • The Naked Prey

            Don’t get so mad; it was a good come-back.

            Thanks for worrying about my safety, though. 😉

          • Rudy1947

            I think what YK meant is that some one will feel sorry for you so you will be safe.

            As far as your comeback, that will be judged by those who read it, not you. BTW, it was lame.

          • The Naked Prey

            No, I think I’ll judge by the reaction it got. And don’t feel sorry for me, I live an excellent life. My only real worry is how to get the best return on the unused portion.

            By the way, I heard decent jobs are getting harder to find in Israel these days.

          • Rudy1947

            If you’re into negative, then rejoice. Your comeback was lacking and only you could appreciate.

          • Y K

            “Russia Today” trolls are a dime a dozen. If they don’t compliment themselves, who will? 🙂

          • Y K

            “I live an excellent life”

            To paraphrase Dennis Farina in “Snatch”, “So who the f*ck wants to hear about it?” 🙂

          • Hind Abyad
          • Rudy1947

            Cartoons sweetheart? You have lost any credibility.

          • Hind Abyad

            Moustique snubs Moufti..

          • Niemals

            The Abyss never had credibility, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b94db5df8125013fa074077424b8d3b867c52736560bf5041aa3c1be3443c2f.jpg just parroting others.
            Abyss parroting (re-tweeted) the following video;
            👳‍♂️ 🤣 https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/951480919780679682

          • Hind Abyad

            Old stuff i already published her

          • Hind Abyad

            Show your cre-disability.. 2 guest like themselves?
            you don’t have a video ;-)..haha..
            Niemals entertainment circus continues at least my Saudis were moving, yours is capitulation…

          • Niemals

            Are you referring to “The One” that I think is the O’one?

          • Hind Abyad

            So sad you were not here in ‘O’ times, you missed some language like Y K

          • Y K

            Mad? I’m cool as a cucumber, bro. 🙂

          • The Naked Prey

            Is that why you bring up my safety, bro? Lol.

          • Rudy1947

            You rewrite it constantly, so you should know your history.

          • Hind Abyad

            Hind Abyad – Y K • a day ago
            Losing your memory?
            “Ataturk statue to go up in Beersheba – Local Israel – Jerusalem Post
            http://www.jpost.com/Local-Israel/...

          • Rudy1947

            Blow it your ar$e, worthless. If hate was money you would be the wealthiest brat in the world.

          • Hind Abyad

            I don’t need your ‘modern Culture’ language spammers
            and trolls! Wall lovers stay behind your Walls.

          • Rudy1947

            You’ve heard many times and so it’s not modern. You’re the old spinster of spin.

          • Hind Abyad

            No more spammers insults contests.

          • Rudy1947

            You deserve every insult.

          • Hind Abyad
          • Hind Abyad

            You deserve a little click on block used user ..yawwnnn…

          • Y K

            She deserves a one-way coach ticket to her picturesque home village. And a police escort to the airport to make sure she actually boards that plane. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            You go fry an egg Alzheimer. Niemals, Oh Yeah, Matrix, Matrix, Guest etc… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a89db1d30dcb9596a08a07d2bda165d43af32af631726abdb2d48df443b10c3d.jpg

          • Hannibal

            LMAO… You tell him sister.

        • Hind Abyad

          Losing your memory?
          “Ataturk statue to go up in Beersheba – Local Israel – Jerusalem Post
          http://www.jpost.com/Local-Israel/Around-Israel/Ataturk-statue-to-go-up-in-Beersheba
          Sep 11, 2008 – In a move that may raise eyebrows, the city of Beersheba has announced that it will place a statue commemorating Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk next to a memorial commemorating the Allied soldiers he fought against during World War One, reports http://www.local.co.il. And with questionable timing, the …” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/001384d4467a1c5f3cc9b997e92aa7a8ad59f438f5879e7ef7909c2868afbb06.jpg

    • Hind Abyad
      • Danny Farah

        Good one Hind. I wonder what VS and Y K would say about this after they listen to it.

        • Hind Abyad

          They won’t listen, Zionist are brainwashed cold as fish, inhumane.
          I blocked Y K and Rudy 😉

          • Y K

            I’m sending you flowers and chocolates in the mail. 🙂

          • vs

            you said you blocked also me?

        • Y K

          “after they listen to it.”

          Sometimes you do manage to outdumb Dumbyad, pal (see her shrewd observation below). 🙂

      • vs

        Russia’s RT Propaganda

  • Danny Farah

    That’s why the Monkey Erdogan was worried when the protests started in Iran. He was calling mahoney or Ruhani whatever the iranian president name asking him if they put down the protest. He was begging him to crush them so in Turkey they will not try to do the same thing. Erdogan the Iranians protesters will not forget you either and I hope Turkey will have it’s own revolution so we can rid this world of another islamic extremists country.

  • The Naked Prey

    Not a fan of Erdogan, but France24 is a well known propaganda outlet. Also, the CIA was behind the coup, and Russian intervention kept him in power. This is the reason for Turkish cooperation in Syria.

  • Niemals

    The Twitter account of Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine, was hacked late on Saturday and used to post a pro-Turkey message.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/63bd46b3e3446b33612a2e0ecbba6292004d068b99443dc85cbf3729fb3aee37.jpg The pinned tweet was removed after about two hours. It was unclear who was behind the attack.

    Hackers posted a picture of the Turkish president and flag alongside a message in Turkish and German: “We would like to apologize for the bad news that we have reported and published up till now about Turkey and [President] Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95880df5a3a95ea3b0d731fac3c45c85ef044fefec39d31f2ee1d597a8531810.jpg
    Soon after, Spiegel issued a tweet of its own to explain what had happened, saying that Brinkbäumer’s “most recent tweet about Erdogan and the header are not from him. We’re taking care of it.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e8a775b302d3924866c66e9a6ce1198b55aaafecb4f7b4c8238d8d66321a2fb.jpg Dilek Yücel
    Then we hear that Turkey’s Mevlut Cavusoglu urges ‘fresh start’ with Germany….

  • Niemals

    Turkey is slipping to uncertain future.

    Airplane is slipping from airstrip in Turkey – The passengers aboard the Pegasus* airline were terrified at the Black Sea coast in Turkey. They could be rescued from the crashed machine.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff1414e6a6fb42e8bc8746ddb52e1e4128c190648809a8624d20d8b13ee293fc.jpg Airplane between sea and runway
    Why the aircraft came off the track, initially remained unclear.

    *Pegasus is a private airline and also flies targets in Germany.