The rights of two female writers

The rights of two female writers

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked U.S. officials in New York why a Turkish citizen with Iranian origins, businessman Reza Zarrab, was under arrest.

He said, “As a matter of fact, because he is our citizen, we have to look into his rights. This could have been not Reza Zarrab, but another citizen.” 

This is what it means to be a big country. Big countries are keen to protect the rights of their citizens even if they have committed the heaviest crime. The U.S., the United Kingdom, France and Germany, etc., no matter what part of the world, no matter what kind of crime has been committed, they all follow up on their citizens like this.  

Because of this, I do not understand those who criticize this attitude of the president. In my opinion, he acted rightfully. 

And taking courage from these words of the president, I request from him that there are other Turkish citizens who are under arrest. It would be good if their rights were also looked into.   

For instance, writers Aslı Erdoğan and Necmiye Alpay have been under arrest for more than a month. They did not kill anybody, they did not steal, they did not bribe anybody. They are not terrorists; they have not written one line which praised terror. They are not members of any secret organization. If the Gülenists were successful in their coup attempt, they, too, would have imprisoned them. 

Why are Erdoğan and Alpay under arrest? The president should get his advisers to seriously look into who played a role in this. He should question who would benefit from and use as a tool two valuable and innocent writers of ours being in prison.  

This guy is a sex addict  

Mahmut Bayram, the provincial education direction in the Mediterranean province of Burdur, posted a tweet some time ago, saying, “When a woman dresses up and leaves her home, all during the time until she comes back home, the number of men she has aroused a sexual desire in is counted as the number of men she has fornicated with.” No legal procedure was started against him. 

The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) said there was no such hadith in the Quran; that is all. Most probably by sharing this view Bayram was considered to have “grumbled” because, as you know, he is free. 
 I can understand why there is no legal procedure against him. As a known fact, among a certain segment, people who think similarly constitute an overwhelming majority. 

Our prosecutors must have thought that if an investigation was launched against Bayram and not all the others, then it would be unjust.  

These kinds of people have sexual obsessions; we can say that they have unsatisfied fixations on sexuality. Even if they see the hair of a woman, they get aroused. God forbid the woman is wearing shorts, because then these types have to wash all over again for a full ablution. 

Michael Douglas suffered from this illness. The American Psychiatric Association added this illness to its psychiatric disorders guide about five years ago. There is a test for it in that guide. 

It would be good to make these guys take this test, because our children are entrusted to them at schools.