Columnists discuss Kılıçdaroğlu’s move at CHP

I believe K. Kılıçdaroğlu/Gürsel Tekin duo may be the best option for CHP leadership at the moment…

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Kılıçdaroğlu?s leadership move

Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who has been a target of criticism for working in the shadow of former CHP Secretary-General Önder Sav, has ended his alliance with Sav.

The true meaning of what has happened in the CHP and a reform tragedy by MARKAR ESAYAN

I believe that starting this article with a question is most fitting, considering what has happened and what will happen within the ranks of the Republican People?s Party (CHP).

Turkey’s CHP faces side effects of ‘change’ within party

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The CHP?s ‘transformation’ a major reason for the conflict in the party as it struggles to transform itself from a ‘state party’ to a ‘party of the people.’

Kingmaker and Brutus!

I wrote a long while ago about how I predicted that Kılıçdaroğlu would no longer be able to tolerate Sav?s guardianship over the CHP, and that he would one day try to eliminate the same Sav team that was trying to keep him under constant control and supervision.

Can the CHP change?

What sort of fate is this? Was it predetermined long ago? Or can things change? Can the CHP ever be transformed into a party that is able to reform itself, keep up with the changing times, even ?capture the spirit? of the times in which we live?

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Will the CHP change or maintain the status quo?

Following the recent chaos in the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP), which led to the exclusion of the party?s long-time and influential secretary-general, Önder Sav, from the party administration, everyone is wondering whether the new CHP administration led by CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdarıoğlu will bring real change to the party, which has been the target of harsh criticism for failing to produce any policies and being pro-status quo and anti-democratic.

İHSAN YILMAZ – Kılıçdaroğlu and schizophrenia(s) of the bureaucratic oligarchy

The Republican People?s Party (CHP) is now divided into three major parts and this may be good for democracy, but I am not hopeful. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Önder Sav and former leader Deniz Baykal are leaders of these three groups.

Kılıçdaroğlu-Baykal coalition

I saw Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu speaking very confidently on TV for the first time. If a politician lacks self-confidence and makes a claim, his job is really difficult. Let alone increasing its votes, the CHP began to lose votes.


What happened in the Republican People?s Party (CHP) is a palace coup. The contention among the factions within the party has evolved into a violent fight. As in the past, the vizier dethrones the sultan.

THE CORRIDOR – Baykal plays a key role

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Forced to resign because of a video tape scandal, Deniz Baykal might play a key role in the main opposition CHP in the days to come.

CHP is compelled to change

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
To elevate himself from elected chairman to leader of the CHP and gain popular support, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu needed to demonstrate that he is a man of change.

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