BBP vows to abolish peace process along with its outcomes
AA PhotoLaunching its manifesto for the snap Nov. 1 election, the Great Union Party (BBP) has vowed to completely abolish the already collapsed peace process that aimed to end three decade-old Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) insurgency.
BBP head Mustafa Destici said on Oct.4 that his party would “abolish the peace process and all its outcomes,” which he said had only strengthened the outlawed PKK.
Destici also vowed to take legal action against those who “debilitated the state” throughout the process.
He also pledged to “clean up politics” and lift the controversial discretionary fund provided for the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
In its manifesto, the BBP also promises to enhance the salaries and working rights of teachers and repeal the Higher Education Board (YÖK).
It vowed to abolish subcontracted labor in public services and said it would abolish all tax from minimum wages.
On the same front, the party pledges to increase that minimum wage to 1,500 liras and increase the wages of civil servants and retired people by 50 percent.
Meanwhile, also launching his own party’s election manifesto on Oct.4, the Islamic-conservative Felicity Party (SP) leader Mustafa Kamalak said they would prioritize abolishing the 10 percent election threshold.
Kamalak added that the SP would introduce a system of holding regular referenda to consult the people over significant new laws.