Questions for presidential candidate Erdoğan
Any question can be asked to presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, including “If you are elected, will the Quran be abolished?”
Any question can be asked to presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş, including “If you are elected, will you change the flag?”
However, nobody can ask any question whatsoever to the other candidate, Tayyip Erdoğan.
Well, you know, they talk about “a competition that is unequal and unfair between the candidates.”
Actually, the biggest unfairness and the biggest inequality lie in this part. It’s not in using the state’s power to make the state broadcaster TRT a tool, to spend huge amounts of money putting posters on the walls of state institutions.
If a presidential candidate throughout this huge period of an entire campaign is not subject to even one real question, then there is a tremendously unequal and unfair situation in question.
As a matter of fact, there is an abundance of accumulated questions that could be asked:
For example: “If you are elected president, will one of your hands be inside the Justice and Development Party (AK Party)?”
For example: “If you are elected president, will you continue calling Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu ‘the general manager of the Republican People’s Party (CHP)?”
For example: “If you are elected president, will you be impartial before political parties or will you perform your duties while protecting and looking out for the AK Party?”
For example: “If you are elected president, will you select the deputies of AK Party?”
For example: “If you are elected president, will the prime minister be able to make his own decisions?”
For example: “If you are elected president, will you continue forming sentences such as ‘we know it all, not them. They don’t know anything’?”
For example: “You continuously say you will be the president of the nation. The others represent the state. Is there another state other than you? If there is, where is that state? Could you elaborate?”
For example: “You have said you will not be impartial. What does this mean? Does it mean you will be supporting the AK Party against the CHP and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)? What will your stance be to political parties?”
For example: “Why don’t you, as presidential candidates, hold a public debate with each other about issues?”
For example: “If there is a second round, will you negotiate with Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)?”
In an environment where two candidates need to provide answers to cheap questions such as “If you are elected, will the Quran be abolished?” and “If you are elected, will you change the flag,” the fact that Tayyip Erdoğan does not deal with even one of the such reasonable and real questions is the biggest proof that these elections are not held in equal and fair circumstances.
Why is ISIL able to cope with Muslims only?
I am curious:
Why don’t those young Muslim people who are angry in the East and in the West get prepared in the East and in the West and go directly to Gaza?
Why do these monstrous mujahedeen, while they are beheading people, always take special care that the head they are cutting off seems to be a Muslim head?
Why have these brave young men - who are able to organize against Nouri al-Maliki and Bashar al-Assad - become tongue-tied when it comes to those who are cruel in Gaza?
Why does the James Bond watch-wearing “last Caliphate” called al-Baghdadi have no concern for the massacred ones in Gaza in this holy month of Ramadan?
Why are they always so enthusiastic about knocking down tombs and mosques? Why are all their extremities and uncivilized acts always against what represents Islam?
Why are they performing a jihad against Shiite Muslims? Against the Kurds? Against the Turkmens? Why?
Why are they always gaining victories against Muslims? Why are they always servile and pathetic when confronting non-Muslims?
Why are the roads cleared for them to massacre always the Muslims? Why are borders opened for them to slaughter Muslims? Why? Why?