'Don't victimise the public'
DIYARBAKIR - The rapid progress of the agenda and the increased violence in Turkey and Kurdistan has victimised us especially as well as others, making us fed up of life said the public in Diyarbakir.
The aftermath of the recent incidents has effected all shopkeepers within the area negatively. The rapid progress of the events and the increased violence in Turkey and Kurdistan has extremely annoyed the public and the shopkeepers especially, said the public in Diyarbakir. They also underlined that the format of politics of the active politicians in the area should be reassessed and that they should be more careful in making sure the society is in peace.
Ali Gencturk as a shopkeeper in Diyarbakir for many years remarked that specially after the general elections there has been a great tension and that some people are trying to take the incidents to another level and for this reason shopkeepers were uncomfortable during Eid.
Due to the recent events people are very hectic and there is no peace in the country, said Gencturk. For this reason businessmen from other cities have changed their mind about investing in the area.
"As a member of the public and shopkeepers we don't deserve this"
As shopkeepers we are not making profit due to the tension built in the area and we are all complaining about this issue. People are even terrified to leave their homes during daytime, said Ayetullah Tekin. Adding, "People don’t really go out during daytime due to weather being too hot and now they can't even go out at night. We are terrified about our life and goods. We have to close our stores earlier than usual closing times. As a member of the public and shopkeepers we don’t deserve this."
"Sort out your problems between yourselves, leave the public out of it!"
"Us shopkeepers now have no hope about our future. I'm calling out to all government members, don’t victimise the public. Sort out your problems between yourselves and leave the us out of it", said Hasan Kacmaz. (ILKHA)