İSTANBUL - 404 citizens, including prominent artists, writers and journalists from Turkey, have expressed support for “101 Grey-Haired Elders,” who previously called on all opposition forces in Turkey to come together in a democracy alliance.
In a joint statement, 404 citizens have expressed support for "101 Grey-Haired Elders," who previously said, "A wholesale threat can only be extinguished by a wholesale resistance," adding that "the solution lies in the establishment of democracy alliance of all opposition forces without delay, while maintaining their own entity and identity, but by joining around fundamental democratic principles."
Expressing agreement with the observations and calls voiced by "101 Grey-Haired Elders," the citizens have briefly said:
"In a country which has become isolated, lost its prestige and drifted away from an understanding of democracy and rule of law;
"In a country where freedoms are restricted, attempts to seek rights are suppressed, feminicides are committed everyday, there is a will to make women's rights null and void and the media has become univocal;
"In an environment where polarization, hatred and grudge are stirred up;
"We see that our relatives and friends, every attempt to seek rights and dissident voices are treated as if they were criminals; we see that they are subjected to police violence and unjust convictions; we see that our country, people and we, ourselves, are under threat.
"In order to change this, we want the government to hear the voices and demonstrations of citizens and the opposition to take action to form the widest possible democracy platform.
"We believe that it is an urgent and necessary first step to create a country at peace with the world, its peoples and citizens."
Abdo Yılmaz-Retired / Abdullah Demirbaş-Educator, Sur Former Mayor. / Abdurrahman Aydaş-Retired Teacher / Abdülhakim Daş-Retired Presser / Adalet Dinamit-Filmmaker / Adnan Genç-Journalist / Adnan Yelmen-Textile Industry / Ahmet Ağaoğlu-Farmer / Ahmet Cihan-Lawyer / Ahmet Çakmak-Prof. Dr. / Ahmet Dindar-Lawyer / Ahmet Kanbal-Journalist / Ahmet Kardam-Writer, Researcher / Ahmet Korkmaz-Educator / Ahmet Özer-Prof. Dr. /Ahmet T. Ural Engineer / Ahmet Torun-Poet, Writer / Akın Atalay-Lawyer / Akın Birdal-23. Term Diyarbakır Independent MP / Akın Olgun-Journalist, Writer / Alaaddin Yüksel-24. Term CHP İzmir MP / Alev Çınar-Prof. Dr. / Alev Er-Journalist / Ali Abaday-Writer / Ali Alpar-Prof. Dr. / Ali Bilge-Writer, Journalist / Ali Buğdaycı-Worker / Ali Dursan Ağdoğan-freelance financial consultant / Ali Ekber Pekşen-Training Management / Ali Ersin Gür-Lawyer / Ali Ersoy-Retired Educator / Ali Fuat Karaöz-Retired Technical Trainer / Ali Haydar Ben-DEDEF Chair / Ali Haydar Konca-25. Term HDP Kocaeli MP, Former EU Minister / Ali İbrahim Tutu-19. Term SHP Erzincan MP / Ali İncesu-Retired / Ali Nesin- Prof. Dr. / Ali Rıza Baloğlu-Discharged by Statutory Decree / Ali Şeker-Retired Teacher / Ali Tarakçı-Journalist / Alpar Sevgen-Prof. Dr. / Arat Barış-Writer / Arif Ali Cangı-Lawyer / Asu Aksoy-Prof. Dr. / Asuman Bayrak / Aydın Bodur-Publisher / Aydın Erdoğan-Lawyer / Aydın Şengül / Aydın Şimşek-Publisher / Aydın Ulusan-Prof. Dr. / Ayetullah Kanhan-Religious Scholar, Writer / Ayhan Ergenç-Textile Industry /Ayhan Kızılöz-Lawyer / Aysel Yağmurdereli-Public Administration / Ayşe Batumlu / Ayşe Gözen-Prof. Dr. / Ayşe Mortaş-Industrialist / Ayşe Nimet Karan / Ayşe Pınar Uşşaklı-Faculty Member / Ayşe Sarısayın-Writer, Translator / Ayşe Yetmen-Civil Society Activist / Ayşe Yıldırım-Journalist / Azize Özgüven-Prof. Dr. / Baki Tezcan-Prof. Dr. / Bayram Erzurumluoğlu-Discharged academic / Bedriye Yıldızeli-Retired / Beşir Özmen-Retired / Birsen Temir Saraç-Anatolian Women's Movement / Burak Çopur-Prof. Dr. / Burhan Özkan-Teacher / Bülent Atamer-Engineer / Bülent Özsoy-Mechanical Engineer / Bülent Şık-Dr. Food Engineer / Bülent Tekin-Poet, Writer / Bülent Tuna-40 and 41. Term Chamber of Architects Chair / Büşra Ersanlı-Prof. Dr. / C. Hakkı Zariç-Poet / C. Murat Özgünay-Businessperson / Cabbar Barış-Shopkeeper / Cafer Sezer-Retired Teacher / Cahit Berkay-Musician / Can Dündar-Dr. Journalist / Canan Atay- Landscape Architect / Candan Yıldız-Journalist / Cavit Sarıoğlu-Civil Engineer / Cem Duna-Retired Ambassador and TRT Former Director General / Cemal Candaş-Educator / Cemil Arıkan-Prof. Dr. / Cemil Çamoğlu-Retired Worker / Cengiz Barbaros Toygür-Engineer / Cengiz Koç-Retired / Cengiz Uzuner-Teacher / Cihan Şenoğuz-Economist / Cihandar Yılmaz-Teacher / Cuma Boynukara-Theater Writer / Cüneyt Özensoy-Faculty Member / Cüneyt Yalaz-Theater Director, Actor / Çağatay Anadol-Publisher / Çetin Özbakır-Retired / Çiğdem Özbaş-Educator / Çiğdem Yalçın-Retired from tourism industry / Deniz İlgün / Derya Tolgay-Designer / Dilan Özgen-Secretary / Dursun Öztürk-Worker / Duygu Güvenç-Journalist / Ekin Bayraklı-Psychologist / Ekrem Baran-Religious official / Emel Şensezgin Mergen-Industrial Engineer, Consultant / Emine Dişli-Architect / Emine Uşaklıgil-Writer / Eminenur Diler-Jewelery Artist / Emir Ali Türkmen-Contractor / Emrah Taşar-Contractor / Enes Atila Pay-Architect / Engin Çörüşlü-Chemical Engineer / Engin Yağmurdereli-Graphic Artist / Ercüment Gürçay-Radio Host / Erdal Karayazgan-Engineer / Erdoğan Bayram-Jeweler / Erdoğan Kahyaoğlu-Writer / Ergün Eşsizoğlu-Retired Manager / Erol Çevikçe-Former Minister of Transport and Public Works / Erol Kızılelma-Retired / Esat Özbayramoğlu-Retired / Esen Ülgenerk-Retired Economist / Eser Karakaş-Prof. Dr. / Esmahan Aykol-Writer / Esra Farmer-Journalist / Esra Koç-Agricultural Engineer / Esra Mungan-Faculty Member / Eşref Erdem-18., 20., 22., 23. Term Ankara MP / F. Gülten Gülay-Prof. Dr., Civil Engineer / Fatin Kanat-Cinema Producer / Fatma Bostan Ünsal- Academic, AKP Founding Member / Fatma Zehra Fidan-Sosiologist, discharged / Fehim Işık-Journalist / Ferhat Kentel-Prof. Dr. / Ferhat Tunç-Musician / Feride Çiçekoğlu-Scriptwriter, Writer / Fethi Yıldız-Retired Teacher/ Feyziye Aksoy-Architect / Figen Muşkara Korun-Management Economy / Fikret Eyüboğlu-Agricultural Engineer / Fikret Toksöz-/ Filiz Kardam-Retired Faculty Member / Firdevs Güremen-Retired Chemical Engineer / Füsun Ertuğ-Archaeologist / Füsun Özlen-Retired Journalist / Gökhan Özbek-Journalist / Göksal Çelik-Mechanical Engineer / Gülnur Aksop-Civil Society Activist / Gülseren Onanç-Women's Rights Defender / Gültekin Uçar-Writer / Gün Zileli-Writer / Günal Kurşun-Academic / Güney Özkılıç-Writer / Gürhan Ertür-Civil Society Activist / Güzin Tümer-Retired Teacher/ H.Fehmi Nemli-Engineer / Habib Bektaş / Hacı Kabak-Lawyer / Hakan Ataman-Educator / Hakim Tokmak-Construction Sector / Halil Gökçeoğlu-Retired / Halim Bulutoğlu-Tourism Sector / Halime Güner-Women's Rights Defender / Halit Kan-Mechanical Engineer / Halit Kurdoğlu-Engineer / Haluk Eyidoğan-Prof. Dr.,24. Term CHP İstanbul MP / Haluk Yurtkuran / Hamiyet Akkaya-Retired / Hamiyet Asan-Children's stories, Novelist / Handan Dönmez-Engineer / Hanife Yüksel-Retired / Hasan Akif Figen-Retired / Hasan Arıcan-Retired from Public Service / Hasan Cevad Özdil-Architect / Hasan Herken-Psikiyatrist / Hasan Özkılıç-Writer / Hasan Şen-DEDEF Gn. Sec. / Hasan Ürel-Lawyer/ Hasip Kaplan-24. Term HDP Şırnak Mv. / Hayri Şener-Educator / Hıdır Görgü / Hicri İzgören-Poet, Writer / Hikmet Çetin-Former Foreign Minister, former Parliamentary Speaker / Hozan Dino-Musician / Hülya Kirmanoğlu-Prof. Dr. / Hüseyin Hasançebi-Writer / Hüseyin Sarısayın-Chemical Engineer / Hüseyin Şengül / Hüsnü Gökten-Retired / Hüsnü Okçuoğlu-18. Term SHP İstanbul Mv. / İbrahim Mutlu-Freelance Financial Consultant / İbrahim Sümer-discharged / İhsan Çevik-Retired / İlhami Şen-Retired Teacher/ İmdat Karatoprak / İpek Üstüner-Engineer / İshak Kocabıyık-Unionist / İsmail Duygulu-NGO / İzzet Kılıç-Lawyer / Jale Parla-Prof. Dr. / Jülide Kural-Artist/ Kadir Akın-Researcher, Writer / Kadir Fırat-Worker / Kamil Ateşoğulları-18. Term SHP Ankara MP / Kayhan Akduman-Retired Engineer / Kazım Genç-Lawyer / Kazım Gündoğan-Writer / Kazım Öz-Film Director / Kazım Yazırlı-Teacher/ Kemal Akkurt-Lawyer / Kemal Eyvel-Retired / Kemal Parlak-psychiatrist/ Kemal Peköz-27. Term HDP Adana MP / Kemal Yüksel-Retired Teacher/ Kenan Güngördü-dismissed from Zeytinburnu Municipality / Kenan Karabağ-Writer / Kıymet Kahraman-Retired Teacher/ Koray Düzgören-Journalist / Korhan Atay-Writer / Kuvvet Lordoğlu-Prof. Dr. / Ludmila Denisenko-Writer, Translator/ Ludmilla Büyüm-Retired / Macit Çopur-Retired Matbaacı / Mazlum Çimen-Artist/ Mebrure İnan-Retired Academic / Mehmet Ali Oturan-Prof. Dr. / Mehmet Bayram-Retired Worker / Mehmet Cihangir-Retired / Mehmet Demir-Muhabir / Mehmet Emin Aslan-Religious Scholar / Mehmet Fatih Maçoğlu-Tunceli Mayor /Mehmet Karlıdağ-Retired Teacher/ Mehmet Kaya-Educator / Mehmet Merhametsiz-Educator / Mehmet Onur Yılmaz-Architect / Mehmet Özer-Photographer, Poet / Mehmet Temizyüz-Med Tuhad Fed Co-Chair / Mehmet Tezkan-Journalist, Writer / Mehmet Tolga Bektaş-Şişli City Council Secretacr General / Mehmet Tural-Yargıç, Lawyer / Mehmet Tüm-26. Term CHP Balıkesir MP / Mehtap Yıldız-Communication, PR Specialist / Meltem Düzgün-Architect / Menderes Samancılar-Artist/ Meral Camcı-Discharged Academic / Mesut Aslan-Psychologist, Mersin GÖÇDER Executive / Mesut Kara-Writer, Director / Metin Kaya-Retired / Mevlüt Ülgen-Psychologist / Mihail Vasiliadis-Journalist / Morris Mizrahi-Kimya ve Sanayi Müh. / Muhsin Bostancı-Educator / Murat Karahan-discharged by Statutory Decree / Murat Özbank-Academic / Mustafa Çinkılıç-Lawyer / Mustafa Ecevit-Teacher/ Mustafa Elveren-Retired Teacher/ Mustafa Paçal-Retired Unionist / Mustafa Peköz-Lawyer, Writer / Mustafa Sütlaş-Dr. Patient Rights Activist / Müge Karalom-Lawyer / Müslüm Doğan-Politician, Engineer / Naci Sumeli-Farmer / Naki Kolsuz / Nazan Aksoy-Prof. Dr. / Nazmiye Özen-Retired / Necip Alişan-Oto Galeri / Nedim Kuanç-Construction Sector / Nejat Taştan-Human Rights Defender / Nergiz Ovacık-Engineer / Nesim Ovadya İzrail-Engineer / Neslihan Serap Şengör-Engineer / Nesrin Sungur Çakmak-Prof. Dr. / Neşe Yaşin-Poet / Nezahat Gündoğan-Director / Nezir Altıntaş-Seller at bazaar / Nida Şeşbeş Arguner-Businesswoman / Nihat Kentel-Economist / Nihat Nazlıcan-Retired Worker / Nil Mutluer-Faculty Member / Nilay Karaelmas-Retired Journalist / Nilden Bayazıt Postalcı-Political Communication Specialist / Nilgün Doğançay-Physician / Noyan Sancar-Engineer / Nur Çiğdem Tezel-Professional Tour Guide / Nur Deriş-Translator/ Nuray Tekin-Retired Academic / Nurcan Baysal-Writer / Nurcihan Hamşioğlu-Retired / Nurettin Çivi-Retired / Nurkut İnan-Faculty Member / Nurten Ertuğrul-Mali Müşavir / Nusret Doğruak-İnsan Hakları Aktivisti / Oğuz Uslu-Farm Worker / Onur Akın-Müzisyen / Onur Bilge Kula-Prof. Dr. / Orhan Alkaya-Artist/ Orhan Doğançay-High Engineer / Orhan Esen-Tourism Sector / Orhan Kemal Cengiz-Lawyer / Orhan Taşdemir-Stationery owner / Osman Özgün-Engineer / Öktem Kalaycıoğlu-Retired HR Manager / Ömer Bilal Karakaya-Educator / Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu-Physician, 27. Term HDP Kocaeli MP / Ömür Orhun-Retired Ambassador / Özcan Bayraktar-Retired Worker / Özkan Yurdakul-Mechanical Engineer / Rahmi Güven-Retired / Raif Karabayır-Retired / Rakım Eser-Retired Teacher/ Ramazan Velieceoğlu-Theater Player / Recep Yılmaz-Businessperson / Rüksan Tuna-Y. Architect, Academic / Sami Caner-Retired / Sefa Feza Arslan-Prof. Dr. / Selda Kaya-Poet, Writer / Selim Alguadiş-Businessperson / Selim Ant-Legist / Selmin Atamer-Communication Specialist / Sema Alpan Atamer-Engineer / Sema Kaya-Discharged by a Statutory Decree / Semih Bilgen-Prof. Dr., Computer Engineer / Semra Somersan-Academic / Semra Ulusoy-Women's Human Rights Activist / Sena Kaleli-24. Term CHP Bursa MP / Serdar Arat-Prof. Dr, Artist / Serhan Bali-Music Writer / Serhat Baysan-Retired / Servet Can-Retired / Servet Demir- Academic / Servet Özcan-Physician / Seydi Fırat-Journalist / Sezgin Tanrıkulu-27. Term CHP İstanbul MP / Sırrı Er-Writer, Presenter / Sibel Asna-Communication Consultant / Sibel Çetingöz-Educator / Sibel Hürtaş-Journalist / Sinan Eskicioğlu-Theologian Writer / Siyami Erdem-KESK Founding Chair / Suavi-Artist / Sultan Tekinarslan-Psychologist / Suphi Han / Süleyman Eryılmaz-Retired / Süleyman Özkaplan-Engineer / Süleyman Yılmaz-Educator / Süreyya Akay-Musician / Şengül Yüksel- Retired Teacher/ Şengün Kılıç-Journalist / Şeref Yıldız-Textile Industry / Tahir Sargın-Retired / Tahir Şilkan-Literary Critic / Tahsin Karan-H. Engineer, Manager / Tarık Günersel-Writer / Tatyos Bebek-Dentist / Tayfun Görgün-Unionist / Temel Ersoy-Retired Navy Officer / Tenziye Acar-Teacher/ Tezer Toksarı-Engineer / Timur Ertekin-Dentist / Tuğçe Tatarî-Writer / Tuncay Gökçe-Furniture Sector / Turabi Kişin-Journalist / Turan Cengiz / Turgut Öker-AABK Honorary Chair / Uğur Ayken-Engineer / Umur Coşkun-Engineer / Umur Hozatlı-Writer, Director / Ümit Akın / Ümit Cizre-Prof. Dr. / Ümit Kıvanç-Writer / Ümmühan Sargın-Retired / Üstün Reinart-Retired Journalist, Academic / Veli Deniz-Prof. Dr. / Viki Çiprut-Retired Journalist / Yahşi Karamollaoğlu-Architect / Yalçın Dal-International Relations Specialist / Yaman Aksu / Yaprak Zihnioğlu-Editor / Yasemin Göksu-Musician / Yasemin Sayar-Social Anthropologist / Yavuz Baydar-Journalist, Writer / Yavuz Okçuoğlu-SODEV YK Member / Yılmaz Demiral-Theater Producer, Director / Yurdanur Atadan-Retired/Yusuf Alataş-Lawyer / Yusuf Nazım-T24 Columnist/ Yusuf Ziya Can-Software Consultant / Yusuf Ziya Kıvanç-Lawyer /Yüksel Selek-Educator / Yüksel Uygun-Photograph Artist / Zehra Arat-Prof.Dr. / Zehra Şenoğuz-Retired Press-Publishing Worker / Zekeriya Aktürk-Prof. Dr. / Zeki Acar-Retired Worker / Zekiye Hasançebi / Zekiye Kürkçüoğlu-Businessperson / Zeynep Alpar-Translator/ Zeynep Altıok-26. Term CHP İzmir MP.