gonul-yarasi-2010Heart Wound

“Yağmur, my son, today you are exactly a year and a half old. I have completed my will, and I hereby seal it. I leave you a photograph of myself as a memento. Heed my counsel, be a good Turk. Communism is a vocation that is our enemy. Know this well. Jews are the secret enemy of all nations. Russians, Chinese, Persians, Greek are our historical enemies. Bulgarians, Germans, Italians, English, French, Arabs, Serbs, Croats, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanians are our new enemies. Japanese, Afghans, Americans are our future enemies. Armenians, Kurds, Laz, Circassians, Abkhaz, Bosnians, Albanians, Pomaks, Zazas, Lezgians, Georgians, Chechens, Gypsies are our internal enemies. To fight so many enemies, you must prepare well. May God help you.” From Nihal Atsız’s will to his son. [Nihal Atsız was a prominent Turkish nationalist writer and a fervent supporter of the Pan-Turkist ideology.]

Photograph / 70x100cm