Mehmet Sezgin (1981, Agri) is a political activist and journalist. He wrote many articles to Turkish and Kurdish leftist newspapers, magazines and pages about politics and philosophy. Above that, he worked as editor of the chief in Turkish theory-philosophy magazine Democratic Modernity. Mehmet has been in Netherlands since 2017 and he occasionally writes articles on RFG Magazine.

How did Öcalan become popular again?

We know a famous joke about Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile. According to the joke Pinochet goes to the cinema occasionally indifferent clothes in order not to be recognized by anyone. Before starting the movie every saloon shows his big poster due to his own malignity and fear. And needless to say everyone had to give him a standing ovation, but himself. All of a sudden a guy leans to Pinochet and says ‘why don’t you applaud him man, is it worth getting killed for that bastard?’ Some dictatorships are bizarre.

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Are Kurds and Turks brothers?

What is the meaning of brotherhood? This word works like a magic speech in every context of any crisis or political process. As a matter of fact this word has been raped by civilization itself since the brother murder of Cain and Abel (Cain killed his brother Abel out of jealousy). They were actually brothers! Needless to say that brotherhood is the most cliché, and been used by sovereigns.

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Shamima Bagum and the media

Weirdly we see some nonsense as the ISIS’ bride Shamima Bagum and her baby argument on the mainstream media and across the world. Shamima Bagum, who originates from Bangladesh and became a British citizen, is one of the most argued phenomenons on the UK for last couple of months. She left the UK and joined ISIS forces in Syria in 2015. Needless to say, she fought for the caliphate and supported ISIS pretty actively. When she wanted to return to the UK, the commotion started. Some argued that she deserves a new chance towards a new beginning. Others think she has to live with this mistake, and be prosecuted.

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