Borders

Aziz Isa Elkun

Borders
How long is it 
since you became a source of conflict?
We all know well you did not exist
before Adam was born
At that time humans were kind 
and they knew how to love

So why did humans create you ?
Why are they obsessed with you now? 
There are so many wars because of you …
You know 

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Let’s write for freedom, let the “Wild pigeon” go free!

“Nurmemet

Aziz Isa Elkun
(Secretary of International PEN Uyghur Centre)

ئەركىنلىك ئۈچۈن يازايلى، «ياۋا كەپتەر» ئەركىن پەرۋاز قىلسۇن

* My speech at “The First International Conference of Four-PEN Platform” held in Malmö City hall in Sweden on 28 August 2017.

Dear ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues of the PEN, I am honoured to be here to speak on behalf of the Uyghur PEN Center and for the Uyghur people who are almost entirely denied freedom of expression by China in this digital era of the 21st century !

As we are writers, translators and intellectuals in many artistic and cultural fields gathered here to find common ground – the slogan ‘no enemies, no hatred’ is easily said, but in the current reality for Uyghurs in their homeland of East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), who are now suffering from unprecedented oppression and lack of rights, this is a hard goal to achieve. But the hate that separates us from each other – which may be based on race, religion or gender or other types of discrimination – will fail, because that hate is artificially bred by governments or other power holders to achieve their aims. The history of humanity always reminds us that tolerance and forgiveness are the only remedies that can achieve peace and prosperity for all of us in the global village.

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“12-dékabir oqoghuchilar herkiti” de ziyankeshlikke uchurighan bir Uyghur yashning kechurmishi

(1985- yili urumchide yuzbergen 12-dékabir oqughuchilar herkitining 28 yilliqigha béghishlaymen)

Aptori: Rozinisa (musteqil tetqiqatchi)

Photo of Aziz Isa Elkun © www.azizisa.org

Photo of Aziz Isa Elkun © www.azizisa.org


Waqit – u herqanche aldirangghu bolsimu, tarixni arqisigha yanduralmaydu. Belki tarix ene shu aldirangghu waqitni oz quchiqida elley étip, pepilep hayatning büyük karwanlar topi bilen bille uni upuqning u teripidiki köz yetküsiz nishan’gha qarap oz ritimida élip méngiwéridu…. Siz we biz bu hayatliqta eynen shu karwanlar sepige qoshulghan bir yoluchidinla ibaret, xalas!

Eger siz tarixni yaratqan bolsingiz we u tarix peqet chin bolsila, meyli aridin 28 yil ötsun yaki yüz yillar ötsun, shu yaratqiningiz xelqingizning bexti, sa’aditi we arzu-armanlirini meqset qilghanla bolsa, u xelqingizning qelbide ebediy ebetke renggi öngmeydighan tarixiy xatire bolup saqlinip qéliwéridu…Chünki tarixning her bir bétini insanlar japaliq küreshler bedilige yaratidighanliqidin ibaret bu heqiqetni taki bügünki kün’ge qeder héch bir insan inkar qilalighini yoq.

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