Friday, June 09, 2006

The petition of Mr. Jelal Jalali

Prime Minister of Denmark

Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen

As you are aware, Turkish authorities have resorted to an orchestrated campaign of accusation and smearing propaganda against the Kurdish satellite television, ROJ TV. The aim of this unjust and antidemocratic endeavour is to divert the attention of public opinion and EU countries from the realities of Turkey and military assaults against Kurdish people. While Turkish state discriminates against Kurdish language inside Turkey, it wants to export its archaic and unacceptable policies to European countries as well.This effort of Turkey is a dire attack on freedom of expression , and obviously is contrary to Turkey's accession to European Union. Your Excellency; I urge you to defend the right of existence and free broadcasting of ROJ TV.

Jelal Jalai