Arakan and traces of blood on Nobel Prize

Published 31.08.2017 02:05

Years ago, when I was working as a journalist in Europe, I remember Aung San Suu Kyi's face on posters in the grand places of Brussels as an advocate of democracy and human rights of our age.

After years of house arrest and political restrictions, she was initially awarded the Sakharov Prize from the European Parliament, and afterward she was granted the Nobel Prize for Human Rights in 1991. Currently, as one of the symbols of human rights chosen by the Western world, she serves as the leader of Myanmar, which commits the biggest crime against humanity against Muslim Rohingyas.

If one does not search with specific interest, it is difficult to understand what is really happening to Rohingyas, as the international media has not yet decided how to handle the massacres committed by the Myanmar military. Again, it is only Turkey, its people and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who urge the international community to take necessary steps to force Myanmar to stop its massacres of Rohingyas. Under the rule of that Nobel Prize-winning female leader, one of the biggest incidents of bloodshed in Southeast Asia is being realized. A blind eye is also being turned on these events, refusing to perceive them as a crime against humanity.

Thousands of Rohingyas are currently being tortured, raped and killed by the country's soldiers. Despite the weak voices raised by the United Nations, the leader of Myanmar refuses to stop that violence. On the contrary, she accuses Muslims as being responsible for the violence. Since she is aware of the enmity in some parts of the Western world for Muslims, she defends one of the biggest massacres in the region.

Posters of her are perhaps still on the walls of European institutions, but she put a trace of blood on the Nobel prize following her refusal to end the ongoing massacre of Rohingyas.

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