NEVER AGAIN



NEVER AGAIN

Why am I talking about the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian genocides in Turkey? Why would I get myself into trouble? Am I stupid?

I’m talking about these genocides, because this is an obligation from my conscience. This is an ethical duty for me as an honest and honorable intellectual. This is my debt and obligation to humanity. I want to talk about all these genocides perpetrated my Turk ancestors, because in Turkey you must declare the truth loudly, against the lies of the so-called official history.

I’m the child who shouts "The Emperor is naked". I’m devoting myself to the truth at the cost of my life and freedom, because I want to create and increase awareness about these atrocities, so that similar crimes against humanity won’t be perpetrated again.

I refuse to be “proud of” my ancestors who raped little girls, burned children alive, enslaved women and brutally slaughtered millions of innocent people.

I refuse to shout “How happy is he, who says I'm a Turk” every morning in school playgrounds. I reject the education system which tells our children a racist motto like “One Turk is equal to the whole world”. I don't want to see any fascist youth in my country, or in any other country. We have to tell our kids “Every humans of the world are equal to each other, whatever their ethnicity, language, belief or gender. I want an education system in Turkey which reveals the importance of art, philosophy, and science.

I am against all kind of heroic tales, because politicians, generals and arms industry corporations use heroic tales for their own benefits, so that they can send poor young men to the war zones to kill each other. I’m an anti-militarist and proud of this. My heart and my pen are my only weapons.

I stand behind all the oppressed people in the world, as an internationalist socialist poet and author, and my mission is to be the voice of them.

I’m a little child in an adult’s body who wants to love the whole world with childish pureness.

SERKAN ENGIN

Comments

  1. You are not a historian, you are not a scientist, you are actually nada!!! empty. poet? who made you a poet ? writing a couple of unmeaningfull poem doesnt make you a poet. I understand you are a traitor that is ok with me. We accept all as Mevlana says. Do not scare as M.A Ersoy said, we want peace in the world like M.K. Atat├╝rk says. you are free to thish as you wish no problem. But your ideas are worthless. You should see the places, you should read all the documents. My grand parents were killed by Armenian millita. They were trying to save children who were about to burn alive in a mosque. Think about this if you can. And in addition you seem to not see any war in your life. You should watch 1. WW movies. That should tell you what state of war means. capish ?

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  2. In the United States of America, there are many people who feel this about what their government did to Native Americans.Just as there are Israelis who are disgusted by what the state does in their name to the Palestinian. You are not alone in being angry and ashamed with the staus quo of the land you live in. Brave people of conscience feel such things.

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  3. Yup my great grandfather killed your grandfather because the Turkish military broke into our houses in middle of the night and cut the throats of all men and boys and then enslaved the women as they didd my great grandmother was orphaned in Greece when she was 13. He may of been 16-17. they were sent to find survivors from the aftermath of the round up. When people die for nonsense horrible things happen. It's being done all the time because nobody has learned to think like this dreamer. Why so hostile just acknowledged apologize and recognize. I love many Turkish people and if you cut me I am Armenian my family is all from Istanbul a beautiful rich culture dense historical city. One time center of the world. I'm so proud to say where I come from. I am Armenian always and first. I will never forget and don't tell me how it went down.

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  4. As an Armenian-American I salute you for having the courage and bravery to speak the truth about the genocide. You are an asset to your country and to the world. The world really needs more people like you.

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  5. I AM REALLY ASTONISHED.............I WOULD HAPPY IF I COULD MEET YOU............

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  6. MAY I MEET YOU IN ISTANBUL ....OR THESALONIKI?

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