It’s been over three months at this point since mamoste was arrested. (I am tired of writing father-in-law—it sounds too formal and cumbersome. Mamoste, which is pronounced mah-moh-stay and means teacher in Kurmanci Kurdish, is what most people call him and how I address him in letters so…it’s mamoste here, too.) They have been arresting others left and right—just yesterday the head of the academy where mamoste taught was taken and thirty two others throughout the country. Pretty soon there’ll be so many people inside that their collective mass might shift the earth in its orbit a bit and bring about some world shattering calamity—maybe this is what the Mayans were yammering about.
|The newest batch of arrests by the Ack! Party. The link goes to an article.|
|This little guy if threatened by someone bigger--like Erdoğan--will not fight but angrily pull up grass to get his aggression out. This is me, now--although my tail isn't as long.|
(By the way...I hope I am not breaking any legal or moral copyrights here--I am translating only piece of Tuba Candar's book for my private blog because I was impressed and want to share with non Turkish speakers. I am making absolutely no money at all. The pictures come from newspaper websites because I can't go back in time and take my own.)