1 Ιούλιος, 2016

Facebook message by Stavros Theodorakis on his visit to the Turkish Embassy

To Potami

Mourning for the loss of people that we don’t know, is what makes a human being human

This is why I visited the Turkish embassy.

 

When jihadists unleashed a murderous rampage in Paris, in November 2015, we all went to the French Embassy in Athens, to declare “Je suis Paris”. Messages of compassion to the French people flooded social media in Greece.

On Tuesday, death spread on Istanbul Ataturk Airport. We all confined ourselves to typical compassion announcements. Tender words did not flood Facebook, we did not leave any flowers before the Turkish Embassy.

Why did this happen? Have you thought about it? Is it because Turkish are “everlasting enemy”? Is it because we have started getting used to the blood of terror attacks?

Whatever the reason is, this is wrong. This is why I decided to visit the Turkish embassy today. Besides, poets say “Mourning for the loss of people that we don’t know, is what makes a human being human”.

Photo credit: Theodore Manolopoulos