Oz Karahan

Oz Karahan

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

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 in Czechia and became politically active in the United States and different countries in Europe. 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.

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. In 2019, he was an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) candidate from the Jasmine Movement in the European Parliament elections. During his political career, he had been speaker, delegate and guest to many events hosted by major international and regional organisations around the world.

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.


ΟΖ ΚΑΡΑΧΑΝ

Oz Karahan

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

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 στην Τσεχία και ανέπτυξε πολιτική δραστηριότητα στις ΗΠΑ και σε διάφορες χώρες της Ευρώπης. Υπήρξε μέλος του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος των ΗΠΑ, καθώς και μέλος του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος στην Σουηδία.

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. Το 2019, ήταν Υποψήφιος Βουλευτής με το Κίνημα Γιασεμί για τις Εκλογές του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου. Κατά τη διάρκεια της πολιτικής του σταδιοδρομίας, υπήρξε ομιλητής, αντιπρόσωπος και καλεσμένος σε ποικίλες εκδηλώσεις που διοργανώθηκαν από μεγάλες διεθνείς και περιφερειακές οργανώσεις σε όλο τον κόσμο.

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.


OZ KARAHAN

Oz Karahan

Oz Karahan, Kıbrıslı siyasi aktivist ve Kıbrıslılar Birliği başkanıdır.

Erken yaşta siyasi aktivitelere katılarak “2011 Kuzey Kıbrıs protestoları” sırasında aktif olan “LINOBAMBAKI” gençlik örgütünü yönetmiştir. Üniversite eğitimini Çekya’da tamamladıktan sonra, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri ve Avrupa’nın çeşitli ülkelerinde siyasi faaliyetlere katılmıştır. ABD Komünist Partisi üyeliği ve İsveç’te Komünist Parti üyeliğinde bulunmuştur.

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. 2019 yılında gerçekleşen Avrupa Parlamentosu seçimlerinde Yasemin Hareketi ile Avrupa Parlamentosu milletvekili adayı olmuştur. Siyasi kariyeri boyunca birçok uluslararası ve bölgesel organizasyonda konuşmacı, delege ve misafir olarak yer almıştır.

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.