Why the MHP will not be able to proceed with Bahçeli anymore
There are at least 110 reasons for this, but I will only list 10.
First, before anything else politics is a business of socialization, mingling and contact. Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli is a very asocial person who puts extreme distance between himself and other people, with absolutely no contact.
Second, politics is a business of ambitions. Bahçeli avoids them.
Thirdly, politics is often the business of delivering speeches. At this, Bahçeli is not even as good as an elementary school student.
Fourthly, politics is a matter of calculation. Bahçeli’s calculations have always been proven wrong.
Fifth, politics requires being active and always on the move. Bahçeli does not even want to leave his office.
Sixth, politics is the art of creating stars. Bahçeli cuts down to size anyone in the party who has exciting potential.
Seventh, politics is the work of shared wisdom. Bahçeli never pays attention to sharing wisdom.
Eighth, politics is the business of forming common sentiment with the public. Bahçeli gives the impression that he does not even have any kind of sentiment.
Ninth, politics is about governing, but Bahçeli is scared of ruling.
Tenth, politics is the art of being easily grasped and easily understood. Nobody on earth has understood what Bahçeli has wanted since June 7.
Will Erdoğan and Davutoğlu get along?
On the subject of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, I do not want to instigate a fight between them from day one. If they get along very well with each other and avoid getting embroiled in a power struggle, if they share success, and if they respect each other’s authority, then I can only be happy for the sake of the stability of Turkey.
However, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has just won almost 50 percent. This is an extraordinary accomplishment. What now? Who can bet that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu does not start to think that this 50 percent is his own 50 percent, that he is now a leader with 50 percent, and that with this 50 percent he will no longer have to share duties.
What about Erdoğan? Is he thinking that if he had not set the game up, this result could not have occurred? Or is he thinking that if he had not stressed “stability” during various meetings, this result could not be the same? Does it never cross his mind that when the AK Party is mentioned, the public only thinks of him? Who can claim the opposite?
The coming period will proceed based on this “maddening equilibrium.”
There are two options for Erdoğan and Davutoğlu: Either they will manage each other in a perfect way, or they will fight.
I hope for the former and I also have some advice for the opposition: You should favor the first option.
An opposition that is betting on a possible clash between its rivals will never be able to reach any kind of success.