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    Mehmet Y. Yilmaz: The price we all pay for not calling it "terror"

    Hürriyet Haber
    02.10.2007 - 13:09 | Son Güncelleme:

    While the citizens killed in the terror attack on a minibus outside of Sirnak were being buried, a meeting to discuss solutions to the "Kurdish problem" was going on in Diyarbakir.

    Democratic Society (DTP) Party MP Selahattin Demirta? said this at the meeting: "Now we are being told that we have to use the word 'terrorist' and then come and meet with people. But if we begin to label these things 'terror,' we will destroy our difference as the DTP. What you call 'terror,' we do not call 'terror.'  If we begin to call it 'terror,' we will turn into you. You have been around for 30 years, and using that sort of language, have not found any solutions. We cannot view this matter as a matter of terror."
    The dimensions of this problem actually derive from the DTP's stance on this matter.
    For as long as the DTP insists on not viewing a paramilitary force which roams our forests with weapons as a source of "terror," the "atmosphere of violence" which it laments so loudly will not go away.
    Where in the world is patience shown for a force which carries weapons, places bombs in the roads, and kills citizens?

    Which state, including all of the most freedom-loving states in the world, remains reactionless in the face of such a force?
    If the DTP really wants to serve the people of the region, it is clear what they need to do: first they need to rescue this region from the will of the PKK. They will see that the moment they stop the PKK from roaming freely with weapons in hand, that the "atmosphere of violence" will also go.

    First and foremost, public order will be attained, so that the voices of those who really want solutions can be heard!

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