Oz Karahan

Oz Karahan

Oz Karahan is a Cypriot political activist and current president of the Union of Cypriots.

Born in 1990, Oz Karahan spend his youth in Famagusta. After completing his secondary education at the Famagusta Namık Kemal High School, he continued his undergraduate studies at the Anglo-American University in Czechia. From a very young age, he joined and led a youth organization called “LINOBAMBAKI”, which was an active organisation during the “2011 Turkish Cypriot protests” against Turkey. He completed his university studies and became politically active in the United States, Sweden and Germany. He was a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) in United States, as well as a member of the Communist Party (Kommunistiska Partiet) in Sweden.

Later he returned to Larnaca, where part of his family originates from, and continued his political activities. He was one of the founders of the “World Union of Turkish-speaking Cypriots” (WUTC), who fought against the Turkish occupation and the social and cultural oppression that Turkish-speaking Cypriots face in the occupied areas of Cyprus because of Turkey. He writes in his column “Gavur Imam” for the Avrupa newspaper published in Cyprus. During his political career, he had been speaker, delegate and guest to many events hosted by major international and regional organisations around the world.

Later in 2019, he was an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) candidate from the Jasmine Movement in the European Parliament elections.

Today, he still holds his position in Union of Cypriots, fighting for an independent Cyprus with the ideal of “one nation, one flag, one homeland, one state”.


You can read published articles of Oz Karahan in Avrupa (previously known as “Afrika”) newspaper by clicking here.


OZ KARAHAN

Oz Karahan

Oz Karahan, Kıbrıslı siyasi aktivist ve Kıbrıslılar Birliği başkanıdır.

1990 yılında doğmuş ve gençlik yıllarını Mağusa’da geçirmiştir. Lise eğitimini Mağusa Namık Kemal Lisesi’nde tamamladıktan sonra lisans eğitimini Anglo-American Üniversitesi’nde devam etmiştir. Erken yaşta siyasi aktivitelere katılarak “2011 Kuzey Kıbrıs protestoları” sırasında aktif olan “LINOBAMBAKI” gençlik örgütünü yönetmiştir. Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, İsveç ve Almanya gibi ülkelerde siyasi faaliyetlerde bulunmuştur. ABD Komünist Partisi üyeliği, Teksas Eyaleti parti delegeliği ve İsveç’te Komünist Parti üyeliğinde bulunarak bu partilerde görev yapmıştır.

Daha sonra ailesinin bir bölümünün de kökeni olan Larnaka’ya dönmüş ve bugün yaşamına ve siyasi faaliyetlerine burada devam etmektedir. Türkiye’nin Kıbrıs işgali ve Türkçe konuşan Kıbrıslılar üzerindeki sosyal ve kültürel baskıları karşısında uluslararası alanda mücadele veren Dünya Türkçe Konuşan Kıbrıslılar Birliği (WUTC) kurucularının arasında yer almıştır. Kıbrıs’ta yayımlanan Avrupa gazetesindeki “Gâvur İmam” adlı köşesinde yazmaktadır. Siyasi kariyeri boyunca birçok uluslararası ve bölgesel organizasyonda konuşmacı, delege ve misafir olarak yer almıştır.

2019 yılında gerçekleşen Avrupa Parlamentosu seçimlerinde Yasemin Hareketi ile Avrupa Parlamentosu milletvekili adayı olmuştur.

Bugün “tek millet, tek bayrak, tek vatan, tek devlet” ülküsü ile Kıbrıs’ın bağımsızlığı için verdiği mücadelesine, Kıbrıslılar Birliği başkanı olarak devam etmektedir.


Oz Karahan’ın Avrupa (eski ismiyle “Afrika”) gazetesinde yayınlanan köşe yazılarını okumak için buraya tıklayınız.


ΟΖ ΚΑΡΑΧΑΝ

Oz Karahan

Ο Οζ Καραχάν είναι ένας Κύπριος πολιτικός ακτιβιστής και σημερινός πρόεδρος της Ένωσης Κυπρίων.

Γεννημένος το 1990, πέρασε τα εφηβικά του χρόνια στην Αμμόχωστο. Μετά την ολοκλήρωση της δευτεροβάθμιας εκπαίδευσής του εκεί, συνέχισε τις προπτυχιακές του σπουδές στο Anglo-American University στην Τσεχία. Από πολύ νεαρή ηλικία έγινε μέλος και ηγήθηκε μιας οργάνωσης νεολαίας που ονομάστηκε «LINOBAMBAKI», η οποία ήταν ενεργή κατά την διάρκεια των «Συλλαλητηρίων των Τουρκοκυπρίων του 2011» κατά της Τουρκίας. Ολοκλήρωσε τις πανεπιστημιακές του σπουδές και ανέπτυξε πολιτική δραστηριότητα στις ΗΠΑ, τη Σουηδία και την Γερμανία. Υπήρξε μέλος του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος των ΗΠΑ και εκπρόσωπός του στην Πολιτεία του Τέξας, καθώς και μέλος του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος στην Σουηδία.

Αργότερα επέστρεψε στη Λάρνακα, από όπου κατάγεται μέρος της οικογένειάς του, και συνέχισε τις πολιτικές του δραστηριότητες. Ήταν ένας από τους ιδρυτές της Παγκόσμιας Ένωσης Τουρκόφωνων Κυπρίων (WUTC), η οποία αγωνίστηκε εναντίον της τουρκικής κατοχής και της κοινωνικής και πολιτιστικής καταπίεσης που αντιμετωπίζουν οι Τουρκοκύπριοι στις κατεχόμενες περιοχές της Κύπρου εξαιτίας της Τουρκίας. Γράφει στην στήλη του “Γκιαούρ Ιμάμ” για την εφημερίδα Αβρούπα που εκδίδεται στην Κύπρο. Κατά τη διάρκεια της πολιτικής του σταδιορδομίας, υπήρξε ομιλητής, αντιπρόσωπος και καλεσμένος σε ποικίλες εκδηλώσεις που διοργανώθηκαν από μεγάλες διεθνείς και περιφερειακές οργανώσεις σε όλο τον κόσμο.

Αργότερα το 2019, ήταν Υποψήφιος Βουλευτής με το Κίνημα Γιασεμί για τις Εκλογές του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου.

Σήμερα, εξακολουθεί να κατέχει την θέση του στην Ένωση Κυπρίων, παλεύοντας για μια ανεξάρτητη Κύπρο υπό την ιδέα «ενός έθνους, μίας σημαίας, μίας πατρίδας, μίας χώρας».


Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε τα δημοσιευμένα άρθρα του Οζ Καραχάν στην εφημερίδα Αβρούπα (πρώην «Αφρίκα») κάνοντας κλικ εδώ.