Jan 15, 2015
Around 400 Turkish cinema artists supported the academics’ petition for re-reestablishing peace and said: “we are not a part of the government’s war crimes.”
Over 2,000 thousand academics signed a petition asking the Turkish government to stop its military operations in northern Kurdistan, which was followed by harsh critics and threats from Turkish president and prime minister. After that, around 400 Turkish actors, actresses, and producers launched a campaign, expressing their support to the academics’ petition.
They have published a statement saying: “we, as the Turkish cinema artists, express our support for academics’ initiative for peace, and their petition which was published on January the 11th, 2016. Hereby, we ask the government to attempt to establish peace and resume the peace negotiations. We want equality and peace. The right to life should be respected. We want progress in art and freedom of speech. We absolutely do not want to be a part of the ongoing war crime. Therefore, we express our support for the academics’ petition.”