“There is no people in front of you to be scared by mafia-like bellows"
Pro-Kurdish HDP’s imprisoned former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas has slammed governing power of trying to frighten and intimidate people via its gangs and trolls and rise above over this great destruction Turkey is suffering now.
Strongly reacting to the armed-attack on an Alevi foundation on Wednesday, “Who do you think you are? Is this state your title deed property? Are the people your slaves? Know your place! There is no people in front of you who will be frightened by your mafia-like bellows!” Demirtas wrote on Twitter.
100 binden fazla can kaybı, 85 milyon yaralı yürek var, her yerde feryat var, figan var. Büyük bir yıkım var.— Selahattin Demirtaş (@hdpdemirtas) February 15, 2023
Bu yıkımın sorumluları ise pişkince, utanmazca, pervasızca halen tehditler, hakaretler savuruyor.
A truck loaded with aid for Turkey’s earthquake victims on Wednesday was subjected to a hijack attempt in Istanbul. A person trying to prevent the usurpation was wounded in the armed attack on the Istanbul Pendik branch of the Sahkulu Sultan Foundation that collects aid for the victims. The foundation belongs to Turkey’s Alevi community, the biggest religious minority in Turkey.
Alevism is a religious belief in which Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali and his descendants were regarded as sacred.
The Alevi faith is not officially regarded a distinct religious belief in Turkey and the community faces a significant discrimination in the country.
“There's a great destruction, there's a cry all around, but those responsible for this destruction are blatantly, shamelessly, recklessly hurling threats and insults, and trying to intimidate, frighten the people with their trolls and gangs and rise above,” Demirtas said.
“While everyone is trying to raise solidarity, this vile herd, who can't even handle just a couple of criticism, dare to wave their finger at everyone and say, ‘We will ask for an account’. Know your place! There is no people in front of you who will be frightened by your mafia-like bellows,” he said.
“When the day comes, this people will break those fingers one by one that you arrogantly shake, with their will and end your reign. So, you're the one who needs to be afraid. Complete the numbered days of your power properly and get out! People know how to stand up,” Demirtas added.