The recent Saadet Party convention failed to yield the expected solidarity, the founder of the party has said as his supporters call for a new convention.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu shake hands during their meeting in Ankara July 15, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Thank God, the biggest problem of our country has been resolved. The person who ?knelt down? [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan] and the person who ?stood up? [Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu] while visiting a military frontier post managed to come together and discuss Turkey?s terrorism problem.
SETA, Turkey?s Foundation for Political Economic and Social Research, has published an interesting policy brief? setting out the challenges facing Kemal Kilicdaroglu as he tries to restore the electoral fortunes of the CHP. Written by Ödül Celep from the International Relations department of Işık University, the briefing sets out a caustic critique of the Baykal years before proposing a number of reforms that Mr Kılıçdaroğlu should introduce in his party.
Opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu talked to the Prime Minister and proposed five suggestions for a solution of the Kurdish question. Former President of the Diyarbakır Medical Chamber İpekyüz criticized that the proposals are insignificant in the present situation.
Yes, Turkey will become more democratic with the government?s constitutional reform package that is going to a referendum in September, and this will be accomplished at the hands of a government which has been accused of bringing Shariah to Turkey and turning the country into Iran.
Turkey has long neglected the principle of respecting human rights in the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK). It was only in recent years that efforts to solve the country?s Kurdish problem through nonmilitary means, thus lessening the 26 years of PKK terror, have emerged within the ruling authority supported by the country?s liberals.