Turkish action against Iranians condemned
One of my colleagues has just informed of an unprecedented event in
our history has been committed by your government agents.
I am deeply touched with grave sadness and extreme concern for the
latest violation of basic "human rights", to which Turkey presumably
subscribes, that I write this letter to register my disgust over a recent
border incident where Turkish military authorities have killed nine innocent
Iranian civilians when crossing the border from Iran and Iraq onto Turkey
to register with UNHCR.
It is also my understanding that this is by no way an isolated incident
but rather one in a long series of such violations.
Time and time again, I have been seriously questioning the lack of leadership
on the part of the EU to accept Turkey as a fully fledged member of that
prestigious organization; in retrospect, I now understand why such reservation
on the part of EU is totally justified until Turkey and its leaders abide
by the international laws and order and its civil rights actions to match
its commitment on paper.
Despite numerous incidents of such kind, it still may not be too late
to mend the cultural relationships with your neighboring nations by preventing
such unfortunate incidents from happening, and by prosecuting those who
perpetrated and committed this horrific crime.
Javad Fakharzadeh, CEO
Head of the Persian Gulf Task Force
Iranians For International Cooperation