Turkish politics roundup (2): CHP, Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu meeting, Internal struggle at SP…

Erbakan supporters call for new SP convention

from Hurriyet Dailynews
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.
Turkeys PM Erdogan and  main opposition Republican ...

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

Kılıçdaroğlu-Erdoğan meeting

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.

THE CORRIDOR – Kılıçdaroğlu’s road map

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The main opposition Republican People?s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has begun to show his different qualities compared to former party chairman Deniz Baykal.

Does Kılıçdaroğlu need to ?bring the left back to Turkish politics??

by istanbulnotes

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.

“CHP Avoids Kurdish Question”

from Bianet :: English
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, but not sufficient?

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.

LALE KEMAL – Balance between democracy and security

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.

GÜRKAN ZENGİN – Important ground in the CHP transformation: The Kurdish problem

The mere fact that the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu meeting took place is concrete proof of the positive transformation in the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
Pro-Islamic women demonstrate to protest  against ...

Pro-Islamic women demonstrate to protest against a ban on the Islamic-style head scarves at Turkish universities and public offices in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, July 10, 2010.? Read more »(AP Photo)

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