Turkish Medical Doctors’ Association – Press Release

15.03.2014
Translated from Turkish by Translators for justice
Source: http://www.ttb.org.tr/index.php/Haberler/basbakan-4447.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

We are concerned about the emotional state of prime minister Erdoğan!

“The ‘Interest Lobby’ was behind the Gezi uprising.”
“They drank alcohol in the mosque.”
“They attacked my sisters who were wearing head-scarves.”
We, as medical doctors, are concerned about the discriminatory and polarising language used by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since the Gezi uprising.
We were appalled when we heard what he said at his Gaziantep rally concerning the death of Berkin Elvan.
Under normal circumstances, a “normal” person would never antagonise two families who had just lost their sons and deliberately play them off against each other.
Under normal circumstances, a “normal” person would never declare a 15 year old child, who was shot in the head by a gas canister while going to buy bread, to be a terrorist.
Under normal circumstances, a “normal” person would never distort the truth by saying that the marbles buried in Berkin’s grave were iron balls.
Under normal circumstances, a “normal” person would never ask his supporters to heckle a mother who had lost her son two days earlier.
We are medical doctors.
We are familiar with people’s different emotional states.
We are anxious about the emotional state of Prime Minister Erdogan.
We are seriously concerned for him, for his close circle and for our country.
We would like to share our concern.

TURKISH MEDICAL DOCTORS’ASSOCIATION
Executive Council

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