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MAYOR GÖKÇEK WITH THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH

04 October 2013, Friday

-METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY MAYOR MELİH GÖKÇEK EXPLAINED ABOUTH THE HIDDEN SIDE OF THE PROTESTS OF GEZİ PARK TO THE EUROPEAN TEENEGAERS WHO CAME TO ANKARA FOR YOUTH FORUM

-MAYOR GÖKÇEK DRAW ATTENTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL POWERS BEHIND THE PROTESTS

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     Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Melih Gökçek met with future politicians of Europe. Mr. Gökçek told the hidden side of the protests of Gezi Park to the young people who came from all over Europe

Receiving Youth Council members of 35 countries who came to the Capital to attend the ‘European Municipalities Concil of Youth Forum’ held in Ankara in his Office Mayor Gökçek noted that as the Metropoklitan Municipality they attach high importance to the youth and informed his guests about Youth Centers in Ankara. 
 
 Stating that young people of the Capital city can reach free-use of activities and courses organized in the 19 Youth Centres, Mayor Gökçek said, “We struggle especially to save our youth from drugs and all manner of bad habits. We build a lot of sports facilities and organize different sports events. Youth is our future.”

-EUROPEAN TEENAGERS ARE FASCINATED BY ANKARA 

Vice-president of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Michael Thomas O Brien (İreland) expressed their honour to meet and discourse with the Mayor of the Capital of Turkish Republic

Noting that young people of Europe has little interest in politics and especially for this very reason they attach special importance to this forum, O Brian told that they know about Mr. Gökçek from their homelands. O Brian said, “Your successes and fame are exeeded the borders of Ankara. In Europe we know that you were elected in 1994 and have been preparing fort he 5th Term and caried out great steps and improvements for Ankara. Your successes attract attention in Europe, as well.”

O Brien stated that they were impressed by Ankara and praised the works and projects of the Metropolitan Municipality and added:

“I have to admit that we all are impressed. Especially when we saw the Centre of Working Children in Streets of Ankara our impression was at the top and we  really appreciated this project as a group. We saw Dikmen Valley and appreciated it, playgrounds for kids, recreational areas, social facilities for young people are praiseworthy and instructive not only for Europe and also for the world.

 

-“THE LOWN-DOWN OF GEZİ PARK EVENTS”…

 

Ankara Metropolitan Municipalitiy Mayor Melih Gökçek then informed the European Teenagers about the ‘Gezi Park Events’ started in Turkey for months ago. Mr. Gökçek stated that Gezi Events started according to the pre-planned scenario of countries and groups which does not want the development of Turkey which has become a country that can fund IMF and has accomplished big projects. He noted  that some countries started to provoke sectarian conflict in this respect, as they know they will not come to power from the elections they tried the way to overthrow the government in the streets.

 In this respect, Mr. Gökçek explained the powers behind the curtains as:

 “There is an organmization named Canvas, Otpor … these are the people who especially made the revolution in Serbia 10 years ago. There is 27 minutes film of Revolution Business on internet, look at it… These are of Soros and Gene Sharp in America.  Soros is a person of America who dominates the capital, Gene Sharp is a special book which has influences on nonviolent revolutions. Otpor is the organization which carries out the education of this revolutions. Otpor stirred up trouble in Turkey, training a lot of people in Turkey. These events were not spontaneous, they were prearranged. As they were informed about the events before CNN placed 5 camera at different places of Istanbul and started boradcasting immediately from these cameras when the events began. Turkey is the only country they kept broadcasting for 8.5 hours non-stop. And they totally aimed at overthrowing the government via street protests. But they could not succeded in their purposes thanks to the loyalty of the public to the Prime Minister. And, it is so interesting that they boadcasted some animations in which the events take place before the real protests started and there the animations have the names of the characters also. Although the real protests took place later, those were the same people who carried out the protests at the same places. That is, they activated the prearranged scenario at that date.

-“I EXPLAINED ABOUT GEZI EVENTS THROUGH TV AND TWITTER”
 
To the question of young people as “Why do you use Twitter too much? You are criticized in this point.” Mr. Gökçek again gave the example of Gezi Events.

Expressing that in Turkey everybody understood the power of social media after the Gezi Events, He said, “Now most of the friends who were critisizing me admitted that “Melih you saw what we did not see before”

Mentioning about the great affect of his tweets and tv programmes during the Gezi protests melih Gökçek said:

“During the first days of the events everythin g seemed to be against AK Party and the Prime Minister, The dominant atmosphere was like ‘Prime Minister enacted some kind of laws, Prime Minister has been rude towards his people” and these caused the events. But what happened in the end? After we documented the hidden truth on television and on twitter pepole strated to think and the atmosphere reversed. Remember that the surveys of the first days of the protests showed Ak Party’s votes decreased to %44, then afterwards it increased up to &53s. Why? Because people learned the truth. How we did it? First Social media, then television. We made best use of both of these media tools. I have been on tv for 55 times. Now I started to show up on ,tv because of the METU events. I will appear on Tv programmes 6-7 times in a week. When you tell the truth to people, they behave accordingly.

-“TURKEY’S PROBLEM IS FAILING TO EXPRESS HERSELF”

Stating that Turkey’s biggest problem abroad is failing to express herself, the Mayor says “I tell Especially to the friends in the Ministry, we must organize mechanisms to Express ourselves abroad. I mean the mdia overseas should listen to me, familiar with what I say. If I made the speech I make here  in Europe, I am sure they would understand us more.

-“WE ASK WHICH FREEDOM ARE YOU DEPRIVED OF?”

  To the question of the guest delegation on the desires of the young protesters of Gezi Events Mr. Melih Gökçek said answered:“We ask to the young, What do you want? They say, ‘We want freedom’. We ask ‘Which kind of freedom are you deprived of?’ No answer. Do you want to hold a meeting? Turkey’s legislation is more flexible than Europe. But they protest unbeliveably. For instance, they spoil even a slighest event into a big problem.

-MAYOR GÖKÇEK GAVE THE EXAMPLE OF “KURTULUŞ STATION”…

In this respect, giving an example of an event previous to the protests of Gezi Park, Mr. Mayor reminded that at ANKARAY Kurtuluş Station a couple of young people kissed each other in public, he said, “Furthermore they had sex. Some families there, were annoyed. Then, one of the attendant there had to warn them ‘please be careful there are people around you’ That’s all. Just because of these they created a lot of trouble. They said we will make a kissing session at the subway. I said let them do whatever they like. And all the trouble ended. In fact they want to destabilize the country exaggerating even the slightest incidents.

-“ALCOHOL SALES ARE PROHIBITIED AFTER 22.00 ALSO IN EUROPE AND USA”

Stating that a law regulating the sell of alcohol and limitating the alcohol sales after 22.00 pm and this is the same in all European and American countries, Mr. Mayor says, “We are too late. They spread asparagas among our youth that ‘they will prevent us from drinking alcohol’ all restaurants are open, they can go and drink what they like until morning, bars are also open. Only selling alcohol at nights is probihited that’s all. They exaggerated this situation anormally”

Indıcating that in the past he put a banner to a park, occupied densely by families, saying ‘’.Dirinking Alcohol is Prohibited in this Park’ Mayor Gökçek said he had reaction like ‘You cannot interfere in our drinking ’. Mayor Gökçek stated that he showed examples of banners prohitibing alcohol at the parks of USA on the tv programmes. He continued:

 “As you are always free you can protest in Europe and USA. For example you want to protest me. Police shows you an area and says ‘you will protest here’.Am I right?’ What if you cross the line? I am sure they would immediately arrest you. Would you throw stones to the police? Could you dare? What about  Molotov coctail or fireworks? And what will police against this.

  They use gas and water. And they say ‘Police makes excessive intervention’ they tried to occupy our Parliament and Prime Minister’s Office. Police just struggled to prevent this. The events are so distorted. We have a Major opposition party CHP, invited their notable authorities to discuss on television lots of times. But they could not dare it. Why? Because they now they willlose face”. 

-THERE WERE NOT EVEN 20 OF METU STUDENTS IN THE METU EVENTS …

Mentioning about the METU events, Mr. Mayor noted that there were not even 20 METU students among 400-500 protesters. Mayor Gökçek said, ‘’Total population of METU is 26 thousand people When METU is open maximum amount of protesters are 250 people and these are marginal ones. It is impossible to persuade them whatever good you do” 

-O BRIEN: “WE WILL FOLLOW YOUR EXAMPLE ON TWITTER”

Vice-president of Congress of Local And Regional Authorities Michael Thomas O Briend spoke in the name of the delegations and  : “We did not expect such a frank and effetctive speech. There are a lot of young representatives from European Parliament and we are critisized for not making an effective use of Twitter. But I will point you as an example in Twitter, I am really impressed. The most important message of this meeting is to take the Twitter experience of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor as an example. I am sure you will comu up with a lot of new successes and applications.” 

 Later, with the Sightseeing Buses of the Municipality  guests visited the various municipality units on young people and onbtained imformation there.