Set Perinçek and all Patriot Prisoners Free
As is known, the Kemalist officers of the Turkish Army, together with patriotic politicians and scientists, were sentenced after five to six years in jail awaiting trial to prisons terms totalling hundreds of years by fascist courts on the strength of falsified evidence and lying anonymous witnesses.
We have always written, and always said that these trials were shams, a TRAP which aimed at effecting a purge of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). We shouted this out to the whole world at the rallies we held in front of the Silivri prison. However, the EU and US imperialists did not oppose these fascistic show trials and judgements, for they were the powers standing behind them.
Now, the ruling AK Party and the Gülenist congregation are, through the accusations they fling at one another, admitting the Ergenekon and other trials were a TRAP aimed at purging the TSK:
Look what PM Erdoğan’s chief adviser, Yalçın Akdoğan, accuses the Gülenist congregation of in Star newspaper, 24 December 2013: “You set a trap for the army.”
Similarly, Fethullah Gülen made a very important statement directed at Erdoğan’s government on 14 November from his home of 15 years in Pennsylvania, USA: “You prepared the Ergenekon, Balyoz and 28 February schemes. If I had the power to, I would tell all of them [the patriotic soldiers and civilians tried in the case] to walk free.” Reading these statements is enough to make any self-respecting person’s stomach turn.
So we see that the AKP and its Gülenist partners laid a trap for their own army. In this case, as it has become clear that the trials such as Ergenekon and Balyoz were shams and traps, it is necessary to immediately release all of those hundreds of soldiers and civilians who were sentenced through falsified evidence and unreliable witnesses. There is now no possibility, as a matter of morals, conscience or law, to keep these honourable, Kemalist, patriotic men in prison. They must all be released without delay.
Among those imprisoned is the Workers’ Party leader, writer and thinker, Doğu Perinçek. Perinçek was sentenced in Lausanne for calling the Armenian genocide an “imperialist lie.” But Perinçek applied to the European Court of Human Rights to appeal against this unlawful and unjust decision, and won his case. Perinçek presented a gift of victory against the “imperialist lie” to the Turkish Republic and people. A patriot and revolutionary, he saw the trap laid for the Turkish Army before anybody else, warned the public, defended Atatürk’s principles and revolutions and protected our country and its military. For that, he was thrown in a cell.
In light of all of these facts, the Turkish Parliament should as soon as possible move into action and make the legal adjustments necessary to release those patriots imprisoned as the result of the trap set against the TSK. By immediately passing a joint motion, the government and opposition parties, (which until now have not made any tangible suggestions on the subject), should solve this problem. Otherwise, the parliament will descend into a great sin, and the people will never forgive those who collaborate with imperialism or sat idly by while it set traps for the Turkish Army.