Yılmaz Güney park opened in Mersin
07 May 2012
Park dedicated to greatest Kurdish film director
Following the openings of Hrant Dink and Ahmet Kaya parks last year, BDP’s Akdeniz Municipality in Mersin has on May 6 opened Yılmaz Güney Park with a ceremony which was attended by Yılmaz Güney’s wife Fatoş Güney, BDP Diyarbakır MP Altan Tan, Hakkari MP Adil Kurt as well as many artists and representatives of non-governmental organizations.
Making a speech at the opening ceremony, Akdeniz Mayor Mehmet Fazıl Türk said that “It is a conscientious, humanitarian and historic obligation to keep the creators of values alive. We will continue to perform our duty to not to allow socially prominent artists and intellectuals be forgotten.”
“We lived a shock one day, because we started to see ourselves in his films”, said BDP Diyarbakır MP Altan Tan referring to great artist Yılmaz Güney.
Yılmaz Güney’s wife Fatoş Güney also made a short speech and remarked that bans on Yılmaz Güney are still alive despite the 27 years passed since his death. Güney said the followings; “I recognized Kurds, their identity and language owing to Yılmaz Güney. He was a Kurd, like Ahmet Kaya, and Hrant Dink was an Armenian but they were Turk at the same time. They sided with all the oppressed peoples and disregarded identities in the world.”
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