A.Hakan: “Medet Becomes a Martyr!”
I got to know Medet Unlu in the early 1980s when I was a student in Bursa…
None of us were aware of the Chechen phenomenon and Medet was always talking about Chechens.
He was staring to the sky and always talking about big things.
Years later, when the Chechen struggle started in the Caucasus mountains, I was immediately reminded of Medet.
As a matter of fact, Medet appeared in the field.
He rushed in like an eagle:
On television, he expressed the Chechen struggle, and translated the famous Chechen hymn, which finishes with “La ilahe illallah” into Turkish, as well as organizing various events to support the Chechen struggle.
He has became the most important name in the Chechen struggle in Turkey…
Lately, he was fulfulling the mission of Honorary Consul of the Chechen Repuplic of Ichkeria in Turkey.
I received the sad news from our mutual friend, Cengiz Er who leads “A Haber”.
Cengiz summarized the incident in three words:
“They shot Medet”.
I looked at the details immediately:
They knocked on his door as he was preparing to pray in his office. When he opened the door, they shot him a few times with a silenced gun at close range.
News websites are giving this incident the title of “Mystery Murder”…
The murder might be a mystery, but there is something which isn’t a mystery:
Medet became Shaheed.
Medet was sick with his cause…
He never gave up his loyalty to his cause.
He paid for his loyalty with his life.
We ask for the establishment of the assasin or assasins, and to be enlightened of this dirty murder.
25.05.2013 – Turkish newspaper “Hürriyet“
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco