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Crit­i­cism and kind­ly advice, improp­er inter­pre­ta­tions aimed at the HDP, in the total absence of its elect­ed mem­bers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives and spokesper­sons con­tin­ue in those media devot­ed to the Sin­gle Word and all those who fol­low it…

All this media black mag­ic serves as prepa­ra­tion to a pos­si­bil­i­ty of plac­ing this Par­ty among the out­laws for “seces­sion and divi­sion of the Nation”.

In one of its recent columns Kedis­tan men­tionned this sort of embar­go, and the efforts of one and sundry to ren­der this pro­gres­sive and demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty invis­i­ble and inaudi­ble, and the murky stench of its wished-for annihilation…

In an arti­cle pub­lished on June 21 2020 in Nupel, Oktay Can­demir wrote exact­ly what I meant to write, so I am gift­ing you with a translation.

What Must the HDP Do ?


The HDP must take its dis­tance from the PKK,

The HDP must take its dis­tance from Barzani,

The HDP must take its dis­tance with the Kurds in Rojava.

And that will not be enough!

It must take its dis­tance with its ex co-pres­i­dent Sela­hat­tin Demirtas!

It must take its dis­tance from its arrest­ed co-mayors!

It must take its dis­tance from eartquakes and no longer aid quake vic­tims, and even though the HDP is respon­si­ble for eartquakes, it must denounce earth­quakes too!

It must take its dis­tance from vio­lent artists such as Bruce Lee, Cüneyt Arkin and Erol Tas!

It must take its dis­tance on earth with ants, water, fish and birds in the air!

Mem­bers and sup­port­ers of the HDP must take their dis­tance from halay, horon and the zey­bek! 1

It must take its dis­tance from coun­tries such as Dji­bouti, Liecht­en­stein, Mau­ri­ta­nia and local­i­ties and vil­lages such as Afy­onkarahis­ar, Sakarya, Dumlupı­nar, Malak­lar, Gebeşler, Dingiller ve Estağru­ful­lah (Urfa)!

It must take its dis­tance from towns where it obtained the most votes, such as Diyarbakır, Van…

Already, the effort demon­strat­ed by the police in order to put a dis­tance between it and the pop­u­la­tion when the deputies arrive in these towns to par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous ini­tia­tives, is admirable.

And this will not be enough! It must also take its dis­tance from its 6 mil­lion voters!

It must absolute­ly take its dis­tance [from songs such as] Sül­man Aga in Thrace, The green col­lared duckin Cen­tral Ana­to­lia, from The vines of Gesi in Kay­seri, “The roads of Yenice” in Adana!

If the HDP does not take its dis­tance from all these things, it will mean that Turkey’s indi­vis­i­ble integri­ty is threatened.

The HDP tak­ing its dis­tance from every­one would be a good thing for the estab­lish­ment of the estab­lished order and the State’s sur­vival. In order to do so, the Ori­en­tal Dis­tanc­ing Plan shall be imple­ment­ed and the Immutable Dis­tanc­ing Law shall be decreed.

The HDP must take its dis­tance from Plan­et Earth!

They will end up going as far as say­ing “go prac­tice your pol­i­tics in space”.

If the HDP went off into space, they would tell it to “take its dis­tance from the stars”, I swear, they would say it!

What­ev­er you do, these excus­es will nev­er end. In fact, they want the HDP to disappear.

The best is for the HDP to take its dis­tance from them. The HDP should take its dis­tance from exist­ing par­ties and media because the HDP is not their equal.

Translation by Renée Lucie Bourges
*A word to English-speaking readers: in all instances where the original text is in Turkish or Kurdish, the English version is derived from French translations. Inevitably, some shift in meaning occurs with each translation. Hopefully, the intent of the original is preserved in all cases. While an ideal situation would call for a direct translation from the original, access to information remains our main objective in this exercise and, we hope, makes more sense than would a translation provided by AI…
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