President bees inspired by constitution bees
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has explained to the heads of villages and heads of neighborhoods what kind of a presidential system he wants. I have not yet figured out whether or not we should call this “the bee model presidency.”
This is what he said: “Where is the most advanced democracy in the world? In the United States. What about economy? The world’s most advanced economy is in the U.S. They have a presidential system there.”
When he said this, you would think he wants an American-type presidential system, but he doesn’t. He continued: “Do you need to copy one by one from there? No, you don’t. You take whatever you see appropriate. You take whatever you find appropriate from France, from anywhere in Europe, as well as from South American countries.”
And this is how we are supposed to do it: “With the precision of a bee, we take from every flower, make our honey and present it. This is the whole deal. This would be unique to us.”
In other words, very much like the honey, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) constitutional bees flew and collected from here and there and brought as a suggestion to the Parliamentary Conciliation Commission...
It is truly a sugar-coated presidential system.
The president alone, without any need for a parliament, can issue decrees that have the power of laws, can dissolve the parliament, appoint the justice branch and do whatever he wishes to do.
Well, when there are bees and honey in the business, there is a lot of unaccounted sugar also... What is left for the people is to watch how an elected president turns step by step into a dictator.
Whose product was the ‘Kabataş lie?’
In CNN Türk, during Şirin Payzın’s program the other evening, the issue of “our headscarf-wearing sister who was harassed at Kabataş” was discussed. This was not the main theme, but the discussion evolved into it because journalist Elif Çakır, who wrote the story first in her paper, was one of the guests on the program. Çakır was defending her story, which can happen because it is not surprising that journalists believe the stories they write. Çakır had spoken to “Mrs. Zehra,” who claimed she was harassed, and Çakır wrote what she was told.
I don’t want to go into journalism lessons here, but we have discussed the problematic sides of the story before. Çakır is looking for a “conspiracy” behind why those who attacked the baby in her stroller were not caught. She said it was impossible for the security cameras all to be broken. She asked who was responsible for all those cameras. She was implying that “parallel police” were responsible.
Apparently, Çakır has not followed up on her story. Camera records were later posted on the web; they were not all broken. They showed the woman waiting for her husband with her baby. The police interrogated hundreds of people who were there at the time. Nobody saw a group of 60-70 people, half-naked, with leather gloves and black bandanas. There were no injuries on the baby or woman. There was also no trace of the grandfather and granddaughter who were beaten by the group while trying to help the woman.
The prime minister of the time used this incident to incite animosity among people; he continuously tried to provoke people. For this reason he especially followed up on this. If he had found the slightest bit of evidence, we all know very well how he would have used it. The woman who claimed this was not seriously investigated. They are not doing it because a disgusting lie would be revealed on their faces once more.