JUSTICE MINISTER MR. BOZDAĞ ATTENDED THE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY OF MARTYRED PUBLIC PROSECUTOR MEHMET SELİM KİRAZ
31.03.2022

MR. BOZDAĞ: WE HAVE A JUSTICE ARMY CONSISTING OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

Commemorating Public Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with mercy, who became a martyr as a result of a treacherous and heinous terrorist attack that took place in his office 7 years ago, Justice Minister Mr. Bekir Bozdağ said, “One Mehmet Selim Kiraz passed away, now we have a justice army consisting of hundreds of thousands of people with 23 thousand Mehmet Selim Kiraz including judges, prosecutors as well as lawyers.”

Minister Bozdağ participated in the commemoration ceremony held in İstanbul Courthouse for martyred Public Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, and noted that the fight against terrorist organizations would continue determinedly. Underlining that the bullet fired at martyred Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz by the terrorists aimed not only at him, but also at the justice, he expressed that all terrorist organizations are used as tools.

Certain parts of speeches by Justice Minister Mr. Bozdağ are given as follows:

 

ALL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ARE USED AS TOOLS

We have gathered on the occasion of seventh anniversary of the martyrdom of my brother Mehmet Selim Kiraz, who was martyred 7 years ago by the vile terrorists of a treacherous terrorist organization. I would like to take this occasion to commemorate and pray for all our martyrs from the judiciary, particularly our martyr Mehmet Selim Kiraz, and each of our martyrs, including soldiers and policemen, who walked bravely to become a martyr while fighting for this country, with mercy and gratitude. May Allah rest their souls. According to our belief, martyrs do not die, they are alive, even if we do not know, Allah blesses them in a different way. This is our belief, martyrs do not die, however; terrorists, terrorist organizations and those who support them are condemned to become extinct. The State of the Republic of Türkiye has been fighting different terrorist organizations for a long time. There are almost no letters left in the alphabet to count the names of terrorist organizations. I am referring to all terrorist organizations. However; we all see and know very well that all terrorist organizations are used as tools. They are the tools of imperialist powers that organize political plans and other conspiracies against the State of the Republic of Türkiye. In line with the instructions of these powers, they perform activities and take actions.

 

OUR EFFECTIVE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM WILL CONTINUE DETERMINEDLY AND CONSISTENTLY

Today, you know about the forefathers of PKK, FETÖ, DHKP/C and all other terrorist organizations very well, we also know them very well; 84 million Turkish citizens do know them much better. Every member of our glorious nation is vigilant against them. However, it is so strange that those who push for acting shoulder to shoulder on the one hand for seeking right, law, justice on the other hand against the imperialism, are the ones who appreciate firing shots at the children and prosecutors, judges, lawyers, policemen of this country in the arms of the biggest imperialists of the world. I once again condemn terrorism and curse that scoundrels, terror organizations and the terrorists they lead, from Çağlayan Courthouse. The State of the Republic of Türkiye will carry on its effective fight against terrorism determinedly and consistently, until terrorism ends, terrorist organizations are exterminated and the last terrorist is neutralized. No one should be concerned about that.

 

OUR NATION IS DETERMINED TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

Up until today, no terrorist organization has made no progress with the terrorist attacks they conducted within the Republic of Türkiye. There will be no progress in the future for them as well. They will only carry on serving at the command of global powers, for which they provide service, however; our nation and the children of this nation are determined to continue the fight against them. While fighting against PKK, FETÖ, DHKP/C and other terrorist organizations, we do not think that we only fight against such terrorist organizations. We, at the same time, fight against both the shepherds herding them like sheep and their forefathers, who give them weapons, provide finance and coordinates to perform actions. If Allah allows, from past to present, we have not allowed any adverse consequence against our nation, against our state in this struggle. We will not allow it anymore.

 

THE BULLET FIRED AT OUR BROTHER MEHMET SELIM KIRAZ DID NOT AIM AT HIM, BUT AT THE JUSTICE

Our martyred Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz represents the judiciary. The judiciary renders judgments on behalf of the nation. But on the other hand, it also carries out a lofty task that maintains, establishes and distributes justice, and helps the nation to attain what they deserve in their struggle to seek justice, to enable them to reach the truth and whatever its right is. That's why the bullets that terrorists fired at our brother Mehmet Selim Kiraz are not just the bullets that killed a heroic son of the homeland. They are the bullets fired at justice in fact. At the same time, they are the bullets fired at the rule of law. Moreover, they are the bullets fired at our legal order. They are the bullets fired at our union, our peace, our state, and we will continue our fight against those who fired these bullets. Justice is alive, thank goodness! Those who serve in judiciary are alive, thank goodness!

 

WE HAVE A JUSTICE ARMY CONSISTING OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

One Mehmet Selim Kiraz passed away. As our esteemed father expressed, now we have a justice army consisting of hundreds of thousands of people with 23 thousand Mehmet Selim Kiraz including judges, prosecutors as well as lawyers. They cannot ruin us with the acts of terrorism. They can never prevent us from serving for justice, keeping justice alive, and granting the nation its rights in places where justice is manifested. Neither will they be able to do so in the future. Hopefully, we will continue our fight against them effectively in the future. Türkiye will carry on its fight against terrorism effectively, raise competent people like Mehmet Selim Kiraz, establish justice all over our country and keep it alive, and will continue on its way as a cure for solving the problems facing our nation. No one should have any hesitation, neither in the future. Türkiye is strong, our nation is strong.

 

I COMMEMORATE AND PRAY FOR OUR MARTYRS WITH MERCY AND GRATITUDE

The children of this nation do not forget their martyrs. The trust of martyrs does not distinguish their mothers, fathers and children from their own children. The state of this nation, the State of the Republic of Türkiye, fulfils this duty on behalf of the children of this nation. As we have done so far, we will continue to protect the memory of our martyrs, their parents, spouses and children entrusted to us. No one should have any doubts about that. On this occasion, I once again commemorate and pray for our heroic martyr, Mehmet Selim Kiraz, with mercy and gratitude. I hereby would like to commemorate and pray for all our other martyrs who were martyred while serving in the judiciary, military, police, and each of our people from other civil duties, including civilians with mercy and gratitude. I pray that Allah will make us one of those who protect the spiritual memory of martyrs, those who follow their path, and those who rush to become a martyr when necessary. May Allah bless you!

 

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