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ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK > The rational behind THY new policy ?

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Riding high, causing the whole world to marvel… Why would a company that represents the modern face of Turkey do this?

There are two possibilities.

- Either “The taste of success has spoiled Turkish Airlines” and they are suffering from height intoxication. With a self-confidence of, “These suckers, these passengers would not oppose whatever we do,” with the manner of putting a brick in the construction of a conservative society, they have made such a ridiculous decision.

- Or: The company executives have totally lost their management skills.

What does this mean now? “Alcoholic drinks are not to be served except for six domestic routes because of low demand.”

Dear brother.

- ONE: What does it mean, low demand? If I board a plane tomorrow on one of these routes and ask for a beer to chill out, won’t my demand be included in the calculation? Is it no demand or are there complaints involved?

- TWO: Isn’t this separatism, what you are doing?

What do you mean? Do you mean those who fly to the western cities of this country are “profanes,” and those flying to the rest are clean believers?

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was not able to separate this country, but now, great, you have transformed Turkey into such a faith federation.

Let go of these excuses.

Make more persuasive, more reasonable explanations to people, to us, those who love Turkish Airlines so heartily, those who recommend it to everybody, who are proud of it.

Speak the truth.

Come out and say: “Brothers, we are conservative people. Our faith rejects alcoholic drinks. We have found an excuse, and we are removing them.” Say, “There is pressure on us, we cannot resist it anymore.”

But don’t take us for suckers and hide behind the so-called gimmick of “no demand.”

Yesterday, there were those freakish uniforms; today, there is the alcoholic drink ban.

Well, tomorrow?

You cannot board the plane in a short skirt, in inappropriate outfits.

Is this the course of events?

This is what you call the Middle East

The moment I heard about the treacherous bomb attack at the border post Cilvegözü, these thoughts crossed my mind:

- That place is the Middle East.

If there is a fight; you don’t calculate for the children.

- That place is the Middle East.

If there is a war, human lives aren’t even counted on fingers.

- That place is the Middle East.

If there is a war, the truck with a bomb does not ask for directions.

- That place is the Middle East.

If it is the cause that is in question, then the rest is detail.

- That place is the Middle East.

If it is the cause that is in question, then treachery is fair.

- That place is the Middle East.

Suicide bombers were invented there; manliness has died in the entire world big time.

- That place is the Middle East.

Our place is not there; it is here.

February/13/2013

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