Stability and Turkey’s struggle for survival

Stability and Turkey’s struggle for survival

According to the reporting of the pro-government media, the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) slogan for the Nov. 1 election will be “Vote for stability.”

If we are to talk about stability in 13 years of AKP governance, that can only be limited to everything becoming upside down.

For instance, they confided the state to the hands of people whom they are accusing of establishing a parallel structure. 

Look at the justice system. According to what they say, judges and prosecutors acted and took their decisions not according to laws but under instruction from the person who lived across the Atlantic (in other words Fethullah Gülen, who resides in the United States).

In these 13 years they were not even able to properly organize exams for public officials. Either questions were stolen or the answers in the exam were wrong.

So much so they could not even properly hold the exams for judges and prosecutors. Even there they confessed there was cheating.

If you say the National Education Ministry, it is again the same. Only instability came in the name of stability.

Five ministers have changed. Each one changed the exam system set up by its predecessor and brought a new system. Students and parents are all confused.

They forced five-year-old children to go to primary school; the succeeding year they saw it was a wrong decision and reversed their decision. 

We used to live in a country of agriculture. We even import wheat. Don’t even talk about meat production.

They have not taken any measures against work accidents. Thousands have died. 

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu declared the other day that Turkey is giving a struggle for survival. Is that stability they promise?

Former CHP deputy’s U-turn

Former Republican People’s Party (CHP) parliamentarian İhsan Özkes changed his mind and decided to go to Beştepe Palace, despite his initial objection about going to the palace.

That can be so. I believe in change. People can change their views and convictions in time. What I am not so sure is about the speed of change.  Can it be so speedy?

The speed in the change in Özkes’ views can only take place with a quantum leap.

Özkes had said, “They would have praised me if I had gone to a bar.”

This is such a cheap demagogy.

Why would people praise you for going to a bar? So many people attend bars; do they get any praise? On those who do not go to bars, are they being criticized?

Özkes (a former imam) said, “If Prophet Muhammed was alive he would have definitely gone to the palace.”

We have seen so many times religion being abused for politics. But this looks a bit too much!

Özkes deserves to become a parliamentarian from the AKP with his performance.

He has nothing less than Süleyman Soylu, and Numan Kurtulmuş, who both became a member of parliament and even cabinet members from the ruling party, even after they have severely criticized the AKP previously.