August 15, 2014, Vouno village
Relatives and friends buried the remains of 34 Turkish Cypriots who were taken and killed,
exactly 40 years ago
Today, they were returned for burial ceremony at Vouno village (Tashkent) –
at the new cemetery built for them…
Vouno village was known as well as the `Village of the Widows’,
In cemetary there was such great sadness…Tragic figures of women and children of the missings
Dramatic stories, a cemetery full of pain, even the most hard eyes has tears
I have no words to describe the moments and maybe not need.
What can I say?
The pain have no borders
What can I say about the heavy pain of the grandmother now, which became widow
when she was a young woman ??
for the middle-aged daughter buried her father? or for the son?
I am thinking that so many years lack of hope, for the empty hugs, for the lost dreams
To talk about the facts? The event? None
I refuse to go into the process of the absurd, this vicious cycle of guilt, because we are talking for victims
……innocent human victims (sometimes children), lives lost, tormented souls
and on both sides.
I didn’t see any difference in front of the graves, Tourkish Cypriots or Greek Cypriots,
except the flags, the uniforms and the language… When you close your eyes, you can hear you can feel and “see”
humans in great sadness, humans crying, humans in pain,
( This grandmother Sultana Kasif, today buried her husband and her 3 children)
All humans in front the death, are equal
all the mothers when bury their husbands children, are mothers
We spent many years full of pain, fear, bereavement
- I am really thankful to mrs Sevgul Uludag, informed me about the burial funeral,professionally and emotionally she tried to protect me.
- Ibrahim, Who came with me and helped in translation. Thank you again.