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*Akit* and *Aydinlik* are two Turkish newspapers usually diameterically
opposed. *Akit* is pro-government, and Islamic fundamentalist, while
*Aydinlik* is the paper of the nationalist and Maoist Workers Party (IP).

But on one day during the recent protests by the Kurdish people in Turkey
in solidarity with besieged city of Kobane (also known as Kobani), in which
almost 40 people were killed, they ran almost the same headline.

*Akit*’s headline was “Vandals”, Aydinlik’s was “Rampage”. Both referred to
the anti-government protesters. Their anti-Kurdish attitude forced them to
sing the same song.

In Turkey, the nationalist left uses other ammunition against the Kurds on
the other side of the Syria border, to discredit the Kobane resistance.
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

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