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“Sex as a police punishment”- Article about Police Brutalities in Turkey Today

Source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sex-as-a-police-punishment-.aspx?pageID=500&eid=258

What you will read below is extremely disturbing. It is the firsthand impressions of a Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University student who was detained by police in connection with the Gezi Park incidents in Istanbul.

We, as a generation, grew up in an atmosphere of state brutality, when most of the time sex crimes were part of the torture process during military regimes. Horrible stories and horrible statements were heard. One example is the unforgettable self-confession of a retired general of the September 12 regime. He said, “When I have rock-hard young men at my service, why should I use batons?” when he was asked about torture done with batons… He was arguing that it did not happen, why he should use the baton, when he had other weapons…


Daily News Photo, Emrah Gürel

That was the 1980s. We thought those days were over… Now, it is 33 years later. We live in the age of limitless, endless information exchange where nothing can be hidden… When everything is documented, police brutality is filmed, recorded, not tolerated, unless encouraged by dark-minded administrators…

I will not go on discussing how pathetic a man can be when he uses his sexual skills as a punishment for the other sex. How pathetic it is for him to see sex as punishment… We can discuss that later.

The entry you will read below came through the Internet. It was on the Facebook page of the person narrating. It was also in Hürriyet columnist Yalçın Bayer’s web version of his column. It was sent to Yalçın Bayer by Professor Işık Aytaç, again from Bosphorus University, as the account of her student Erkan Yolalan, who shared his story on his Facebook page.

Erkan Yolalan first thanks everybody who has assisted him, especially to those who fetched him a lawyer.
Here is his story:

“I am at home, I’m fine. I want to write what I went through. My only aim is that everybody knows what is being experienced while in detention. I have no other aim; I want to say that at the beginning. I will write all of the events that happened to me from the beginning and with all swear words and insults included. With all its openness…

“Last night (June 3, 2013) around 9 p.m. I was detained in Beşiktaş, at traffic lights on Barbaros Avenue. I was not involved in any action like swearing or throwing stones. They took me in bending my arm the moment they saw me. Some friends of mine saw on TV how I was taken into custody. Then hell began.

“After crossing the lights in the direction of the seaside, while I was at the edge of the platform where the IETT bus stops are at the seaside, any policeman who was there and any riot police squad member (çevik kuvvet) who saw me started kicking and punching me. For about 100-150 meters, in other words, all the way to the Kadıköy ferry station, whoever was present there was kicking and punching. Insults and curses such as ‘Are you the ones to save this country, mother f***, sons of ****,’ never ended. I could not count how many people hit me before I reached the detention bus.

“Just as I was taken near the buses, a few policemen called from behind a bus, ‘Bring him here.’ They took me behind the bus and started kicking and punching me there. I learned later that because of the cameras they took me behind the bus to beat me.

“When I was inside the detention bus (İETT) the lights were out, and I heard a girl’s voice begging inside the bus: ‘I did not do anything, sir.’ I could not even see who was hitting me as I was taken inside the bus and after I was in the bus. The only thing I was able to do in the dark was to cover my head. Curses and insults continued. I sat. Everyone who was passing near me was hitting me. I got up and went to a corner. They wanted me to take a seat again. I told them everyone who passed by was hitting me when I was seated.

They again swore, slapped and punched me and made me sit.

“They were hitting the girl and throttling her. A civilian policeman whose name is İsmail said exactly this to the girl, ‘I will bend you over and f*** you right now.’ [He – Erkan Yolalan- later added that this policeman İsmail also said, “Now that it is dark and the lights are off I will ****”]

“And the response of the girl was heartbreaking. With a low voice, she could only say ‘Yes, sir.’
“And next, we, the three people present at the bus, were forced to shout: ‘I love the Turkish police. I love my country.’ They made us yell this again and again ordered us to make it ‘louder, louder.’ The insults and beating did not come to an end.

“The atmosphere seemed a bit calmer, but this time they brought another young person. The guy’s nose was broken. When I asked him why he didn’t protect his face, he told me ‘Two people held me by force and a third person punched my nose three times.’ From time to time there were others brought in.

“A young person named Mustafa from Bahçeşehir University was brought then. Twenty policemen from the riot squad had attacked him, and he looked too weak even to stand up. Slapping and punching him near the detention bus was not enough for them, they hit his head with a helmet. That was not enough either, they hit his head on the bus window. They took him inside the bus while continuously hitting him. His hands were cuffed from behind; his head was bleeding; they made him sit on the floor.

“We saw his head bleeding. I went near him and held a cloth (the bloody t-shirt of the guy whose nose was broken) to his wound to stop the bleeding. This police named Süleyman cursed at me and told me to ‘f*** off’ to my seat. I told him, ‘He is bleeding.’ He said, ‘He can bleed.’ He did not care at all. They were holding the guy in handcuffs with all his injuries. We pointed that out to a couple of policemen. Finally, one of them opened the cuffs.

“Actually the second heartbreaking incident happened when we were at the police station for statements. Mustafa asked me this: ‘Did they hit me at the bus? What happened?’ The guy could not remember. He was not fully conscious while he was on the bus.

“As a last point, we could not go to the toilet while we were at the bus. They only gave us a bottle of water. Then we were taken to the hospital for doctor’s reports and then to the police station.

“Once we were at the police station, an army of lawyers was waiting for us. And the policemen now were talking to us on polite terms.

“I want to thank all the lawyers, all our friends who called the lawyers and everybody who was worried about us. There is not a bit of an exaggeration in this piece. Everything that has been experienced is true and my only aim is for everybody to hear it firsthand.

Revolt against brutality is continuing. This fascist order will be destroyed.”

New Information: This story was at Parliament today, June 6. Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Antalya deputy Yıldıray Sapan spoke in Parliament. He referred in short to this incident and demanded that this civilian police officer be found. Sapan also asked how the prime minister, Arınç or the interior minister would feel if such words were said to their daughters, wives, sisters or any other person they know.

I want that policeman to be found also. And the others.

Note to international readers: Do you know what will happen? This person Erkan will be terrorized with scores of lawsuits filed against him by the policemen in question, all testifying that he attacked them first. The public prosecutor will process these cases much faster, even before the cases against them begin. Collecting the evidence will take ages. The guy and all the others on that detention bus and any others testifying for him will be found guilty and will be given jail sentences. Earmark this paragraph for future reference.

belgin.akaltan@hdn.com.tr
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Lies and Hateful Slander by the Baltimore Sun

Article referred to: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-09-10/news/bs-ed-armenia-dispute-20120910_1_armenian-army-stokes-caucasus-feud-safarov

I’m not sure which is worse: An axe murderer claimed as a hero or his exemplary behaviour’s pardon in an American widely distributed newspaper. Furthermore, the Baltimore Sun has published not only an article in which the details of the crime committed have been altered, but Armenia and her people are represented as nothing better than murderous savages. It’s a sad day when ill written and unedited articles are carelessly published in reputable agencies of ‘truth”. One would now wonder what, if anything, written in this newspaper is indeed truth, especially when the details of both the murder and the hailing of a coward as a hero are well known and thoroughly documented. It is sheer negligence on the editor’s part to allow such unforgivably skewed material to appear as part of the largest generally-circulated newspaper in all of Maryland.

I would like to direct the reader’s attention to a few lines that have me bemused.

“So when he engaged in a deadly fight with an Armenian military officer it was against someone who represented everything that’s wrong with today’s world.”-

  1.  The details of what occurred can be found here
  2. Armenians represent everything that is wrong with the world today? I didn’t know poverty-stricken landlocked countries belonging to one of the oldest civilizations in the world could ever warrant such a description. I daresay, it’s almost flattering! Who would think that a mere couple of million people out of the multiple billion could represent everything evil.. the Devil himself must be green with envy!
  3. Forget the measly few million, a single man represents all the world’s evils… I’m utterly flabbergasted! To think, Armenians are on of more pious people of the world, criticized constantly for their sheep at a slaughter mentality….

“The Obama administration and Congress should instead take the courageous step of officially recognizing the Azerbaijani Genocide and the Khojaly Massacre — the biggest crime against humanity in the entire Caucasus during the second half of the 20th century.”-

  1. Khojali is a complicated issue- My research on it can be found here
  2. What in God’s name is the Azerbaijani Genocide? Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFPch5OILfU) and the legal meaning of the word is: http://www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html
  3. There was never any intention of destroying a people on the Armenians’ part- No proof of this exists nor is there any motive present. The Artsakh war was fought to liberate lands handed over to Azerbaijan, where Armenians were a majority but treated as inferiors. A war was fought and won and the land now belongs to the Armenians once again.
  4. I beg to bring to the reader’s attention the massacres of Sumgait and Baku. Maraga joined the list in 1992- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ZAf4DdHI8
  5. The biggest crime against humanity currently lies in the fact that no Armenian is allowed into Azerbaijan. There are, however, Azeris living in Armenia, married to Armenians, comfortable in their settings but lamenting the closed borders and lack of access to see family sealed on the other side of the invisible wall.

“That would assure that U.S. foreign policy has not been hijacked by the Armenian special interests that are bankrolling the statements of the Obama administration and Congress this election year.”

  1. I’m not sure whether to be shocked or to laugh at this absurd proclamation…. Armenia is a poor country with a few rich people who couldn’t care less what nationality they belong to- They definitely will not be buying out any politicians…. the ANCA is a lobby group that works to push the interests of a rather sizeable American minority in Washington. I highly doubt the grassroots organization has the means to buy anyone out either. The absurdity of this claim is only amplified by the fact that a few months ago, a scandal arose in which it was discovered that a pro-Turkish US politician was receiving large amounts of money from Turkish organizations for unknown reasons.
  2. If US foreign policy had been hijacked by Armenians, America would have not only recognized the Armenian genocide, but condemned Turkey and placed pressure on its current rather strong ally to right the wrongs in her history.
  3. I highly doubt Armenians will be voting for Obama this time around, since we are only human and broken promises aren’t forgotten easily.

I would urge complaints to be directed to customersatisfaction@baltsun.com

The power lies in the people. No news agency should be allowed to get away with inciting hatred and spreading undue lies.

 

 

Promoting War and Hatred: Games Used for Desensitization and Preparation for War

The Official Video Game of Insanity & Hatred: This video game, titled: “Under Occupation” both demonizes Armenians and desensitizes young Azerbaijanis to the horrors of the renewed war Ilham Aliyev seems hell-bent on sending them to fight against Artsakh.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/now-you-too-can-relive-the-harrowing-azeri-armenian-war-as-a-video-game/261430/

The shattering truth here is that whereas in the West children are taught tolerance, respect and peaceful relations, some countries instead turn to brutality and bloodlust for resolving problematic relations.

“To a great extent, it’s a celebration of violence: to advance, players must handle a variety of tasks, including shooting lots of Armenian enemies, rescuing a wounded Azerbaijani soldier, retrieving a document and blowing up a building in the town of Shusha.”

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65808

Powerful Political Art

 

Right in front, the Asian lady with a tattoo on her back is China.

On the left, the lady full of concentration is Japan.

Dressed at the top looking sideways is USA.

Lying rather seductively is Russia.

The little girl standing by the side is Taiwan.

China “tripled” the Dong tiles (East Winds, this is a double up). This means that China has arisen with the circumstances (the winds); maybe that is the display of the “East Wind” missiles she possesses now. It looks like China is doing ok, but there is no clue about the other cards (tiles). Meanwhile she is up to no good under the table.

USA, appearing confident, is looking at Taiwan with an expression; perhaps to read from the look of Taiwan or to send some message.

Russia may appear indifferent but it is far from that. One leg is on USA and one hand is passing card(s) to China. They are some discreet exchanges going on.

Japan has all eyes on the cards, unaware of what others are doing.

Taiwan wears a red abdominal vest, maybe implying she is the last successor of the Chinese culture. She holds a tray of fruits in one hand and a fruit knife in the other, looking quietly at China with resentment. But she has no option. She is not in the game (a little girl too young to play the game?).

Dark clouds hang over the river outside the window implying tension over the straits separating Main Land China and Taiwan.

The portrait on the wall is interesting, mustache of Sun Yet Sun, the bare head of Chiang Kai Set, the face of Mao Tze Tong…

How the 4 ladies are dressed is also very interesting.

China bares her top, with panties and a skirt.

USA is almost fully dressed but bares her bottom.

Russia is left with only panties.

Japan naked.

These perhaps reflect the status of each nation;

The attire of USA appears to be most complete, probably because she is still the most powerful. Others are short of something here and there. Though USA is most presentable, she has nevertheless exposed her bottom (line). China and Russia look naked but keep their private parts are covered.

We assume this is a stripping game where the loser removes a piece of clothing.

In this game, if China loses, she will be like Russia today… (broken up).

If USA loses, she will also be like Russia…

If Russia loses again, then she has nothing left…

And Japan is already left with nothing….

Russia may appear to have drawn an extra tile (by the rule of the game, she cannot complete the game i.e. cannot win) and is hanging on for nothing … BUT she is actually exchanging tiles with China…

The other person hanging on is Japan since she has no more “chips”. She is out of the game if she loses.

In conclusion:

USA is pretending. She looks most glorious but faces great dangers. If she loses this game, she loses her dominating position.

Russia has a leg each on a boat, most sly … Her situation is a little like China after liberation (when the communist took over China), sometimes with the USSR and sometimes with USA. Due to her lack of self sufficiency, she has to yo-yo between two parties for survival and room of development.

China has many tiles but they are not in view. Does that imply China keeps her strengths under wrap? And she is exchanging tiles with Russia under the table.

USA can only guess from the expression of Taiwan what may be happening between China and Russia.

Japan looks ignorant as she continues to focus on her cards.

China’s hand (of tiles) is most unpredictable.

Poor Japan … there are so many things happening around her. She has no chance of a win and she is out the moment she loses.

Taiwan keeps watch as a bystander. She sees all that transpired in the game and she understands. But she is not qualified to, nor capable of participating in the game. She has no right to speak. She is full of grievances and is utterly helpless. She can only be the maid, offering fruits to the winner(s).

The winner should be a pick between China or USA , there is little doubt about this. Then again if you notice, they are playing Chinese Mahjong, not Western Poker.

Playing with the rules of a Chinese game, what are the odds for USA?

Taken from : www.wuliaoo.com/2008-beijing.html