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De Turkse overheid heeft een lijst met ‘wijze mannen’ samengesteld die het vredesproces gaan steunen. In totaal gaan 63 mensen, waaronder zangers, acteurs, journalisten, schrijvers en vertegenwoordigers ‘bemiddelen’ tussen Turkse en Koerdische gemeenschappen om de vreedzame betrekkingen te verbeteren.

Uit 7 Turkse regio’s zijn 9 namen vastgesteld. Elke groep gaat in eigen regio activiteiten organiseren om een brugfunctie te vervullen tussen de staat en het volk, terwijl de Turkse geheime dienst gesprekken voert met de terreurorganisatie PKK om wapens neer te leggen.

Namen die naar voren komen zijn: Acteur Kadir Inanir, acteur/regisseur Yilmaz Erdogan, de Armeense schrijver Etyen Mahcupyan, actrice Hulya Kocyigit en zanger Orhan Gencebay. Donderdag zullen de wijze mannen in Istanbul bij elkaar komen voor een meeting met de Turkse premier Erdogan. Verwacht wordt dat tijdens deze meeting bekendwordt  wat de wijze mannen precies gaan doen.

Complete lijst (Engels): 

Middellandse Zee-regio
1. Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu (Chairman)
2. Actress Lale Mansur (Deputy chairwoman)
3. General coordinator of Ekopolitik Tarık Çelenk (Secretary)
4. Actor Kadir İnanır
5. Writer Nihal Bengisu Karaca
6. Former Kayseri Mayor Şükrü Karatepe
7. Kurdish intellectual Muhsin Kızılkaya
8. President of the Human Rights Association Öztürk Türkdoğan
9. Academic Hüseyin Yayman

Oost Anatolië
1. Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation President Can Paker (Chairman)
2. Writer Sibel Erarslan (Deputy chairwoman)
3. Civilian Solidarity Platform President Ayhan Ogan (Secretary)
4. Confederation of Turkish Real Trade Unions President Mahmut Arslan
5. Journalist Abdurrahman Dilipak
6. Cem Foundation President İzzettin Doğan
7. Former deputy Abdurrahman Kurt
8. Association for Inmates’ Families’ Solidarity President Zübeyde Teker
9. Lawyer Mehmet Uçum

Egeïsche Zee-regio
1. Chairman of Turkish polling company KONDA Tarhan Erdem (Chairman)
2. Journalist Avni Özgürel (Deputy chairman)
3. Doğan group’s executive board chairperson Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındoğan (Secretary)
4. Turkish Bar Association President Vedat Ahsen Coşar
5. Confederation of Revolutionary Workers’ Unions President Erol Ekici
6. Writer Hilal Kaplan
7. Academic Fuat Keyman
8. Writer Fehmi Koru
9. Academic Baskın Oran

Zuidoost-Anatolië
1. Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research director Yılmaz Ensaroğlu (Chairman)
2. Lawyer Kezban Hatemi (Deputy chairwoman)
3. Former deputy Mehmet Emin Ekmen (Secretary)
4. Academic Murat Belge
5. Academic Fazıl Hüsnü Erdem
6. Director Yılmaz Erdoğan
7. Writer Etyen Mahçupyan
8. Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions President Lami Özgen
9. Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples President Ahmet Faruk Ünsal

Centraal-Anatolië
1. Writer Ahmet Taşgetiren (Chairman)
2. Beril Dedeoğlu (Deputy chairwoman)
3. Journalists and Writers Foundation Secretary-General Cemal Uşşak (Secretary)
4. Academic Vahap Coşkun
5. Academic Doğu Ergil
6. Academic Erol Göka
7. Turkish Confederation of Labor Unions President Mustafa Kumlu
8. Journalist Fadime Özkan
9. Celalettin Taş

Marmara-regio
1. Academic Deniz Ülke Arıboğan (Chairwoman)
2. Academic Mithat Sancar (Deputy chairman)
3. Academic Levent Korkut (Secretary)
4. Historian Mustafa Armağan
5. Writer Ali Bayramoğlu
6. Civil Servants’ Trade Union Chairman Ahmet Gündoğdu
7. Theologian Hayrettin Karaman
8. Artist Hülya Koçyiğit
9. Academic Yücel Sayman

Zwarte Zee-regio
1. Academic Yusuf Şevki Hakyemez (Chairman)
2. Academic Vedat Bilgin (Deputy chairman)
3. Lawyer Fatma Benli (Secretary)
4. Turkish Union of Agricultural Chambers President Şemsi Bayraktar
5. Writer Kürşat Bumin
6. Writer Oral Çalışlar
7. Singer Orhan Gencebay
8. Journalist Yıldıray Oğur
9. Turkish Tradesmen’s and Artisans’ Confederation Chairman Bendevi Palandöken

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