|The Kurdistan Worker's Party(PKK) characterized as "a terrorist organization"!|
Golden Dawn has reminded us many times the danger of the consequences that this crisis may have on our foreign policy. Our fears were confirmed with the Minister's of External Affairs last night statements, where he announced as that Greece, for the first time, will list PKK as a terrorist organization! It is clear that Greece's public opinion does not agree to this characterization, which among many things, also betrays the timeless dogma that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". The worst thing is that everything points out that the Ministry's sudden change of heart is due to pressure from the West. And one can't be easily convinced that this pressure came from the EU without Turkey's involvement. This arises from the apologetic tone of the statement, and the fact that it was made in response to a book presentation, "The Anatomy of the war in Kurdistan," written by a Kurd and leader of the PKK, Murat Karayilan, that was held in the War Museum of Athens. The representative of the Ministry said that the people that gave the conference room to the Kurds were punished!! Those facts are extremely worrisome if we find out that the pressures on the Greek side came from Turkey.
State MP, Christos Pappas, asked the Minister during the parliamentary session:
1) What reasons led to this shift in Greek foreign policy regarding this issue?
2) Does the Ministry believe that opposition to the demands and the struggle of the Kurds and the PKK to get their civil rights recognized is in line with Greek interests, and if so, what arguments support this belief?
3) Did the Ministry faced official or unofficial pressures by the Turkish diplomatic authorities to cancel the book presentation or change its location and date??
4) Does the Minister believes in the logic of servility to maintain peace in the Aegean?
5) Will he request the prosecution of Kurds located in Greece if they are fighting for the recognition of their nation?
6) For what reasons did the Ministry recognized the Islamic dissidents of Syria as "freedom fighters" (that are persecuting Greek-Orthodox Syrians, murdering priests and destroying Orthodox temples) and the fighters of PKK as "terrorists"?
7) Does the Minister consider that the imprisonment of tens of thousands of Kurds by the Turkish state and the conditions of their detention are consistent with internationally recognized human rights?