Since the beginning of this week, the Republican People?s Party (CHP) and its former leader, Deniz Baykal, who resigned in the wake of the emergence of a video that allegedly shows him involved in an affair with a deputy, have topped the agenda in Turkey, as many possible scenarios have been discussed regarding the party?s post-Baykal era.
During the press conference he held to declare his resignation from the leadership of the Republican People?s Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal surprisingly disclosed that he believed in the sincerity of the message Mr. Fethullah Gülen had sent him.
Turkish politics faces two key developments in the near future. The first one has to do with the constitutional reform package. As approved by President Abdullah Gül, the package is now subject to a dispute that is most likely to be handled by the Constitutional Court.