Saturday, October 31, 2009

‘Helin Kurdistan’ has become 19 months old; turkey hasn't been split up for 19

Submitted by Tsiatsan on Saturday, October 31 2009
güncel Kurdish Info 31.10.2009- The Atış family live in Urfa. They named their daughter ‘Helin Kurdistan’. Of course when the civil registry manager came across this name he didn’t hesitate to report it to the Interior Ministry. Helin Kurdistan is now 19 months old. Father Ahmet Atış has a smile on his face when commenting on recent cases that have been brought against Kurdish names. ‘‘My child is 19 months old.
Her name has been ‘Helin Kurdistan’ since she was born. ‘‘I have not become a separatist because I named her this and Turkey hasn’t been split up either.

We love Turkey more than those that are calling us separatists,’’ said Atış. The father of tiny Kurdistan says that people haven’t shown any negative reactions but rather they have brought presents and shown her a lot of attention.