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What Is Really Happening In Turkey?
Before I begin with what is actually happening in Turkey, there are some facts which need to be cleared first to gain an insight into the current political upheaval.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the Prime Minister of Turkey since 2003. He was
educated at Imam Hatip School, an institute that is still frowned upon
by the elite and anti religion establishment of Turkey, as it was
founded on a religious ideology. In 1999 he was imprisoned for reciting a
poem in public in which he criticized Turkish government for its
failures. After that he established the current ruling party i.e. AK
Party, also known as ‘Justice and Development Party’.
first term he won the election with a majority of 34 %, in his second
term he won with a 47% majority and in the third term he won by 49.8%.
For the first time in 52 years, a party in power had bagged more votes
in its second term, let alone the third. It is clear that the majority
of Turks have stood behind AK party.
Profile of Opposition Parties
The CHP party, the main opposition party, is an ultra liberal party,
which does not shy away from showing its disgust over religion being
part of politics. The BDP party is a socialist party working mainly for
the rights of Kurds. It also hates AK party due to its religious
ideology. The BDP and CHP have both taken abominable stances with
regards to Syrian conflict and have been showing their sympathy and
support for Bashar al Asad since day one. Next in line is TKP, a
far-left communist party lead mainly by atheists and is bastion of anti
religion forces. Again they have supported Asad whole heartedly and have
sympathized with all communist regimes, regardless of their oppression.
Then among the anti AK parties are those which are banned in Turkey due
to their terrorist activities. For example the militant communist
parties like Halk Cephesi and DHKP.
Since the creation of
Turkey there has been a minority that has ruled over the majority,
taking in process the blood, sweat and tears of the Turkish masses. As a
result of free and fair election the tables were turned and Erdogan
came into power. One can write books upon books as to what Erdogan has
achieved in his tenure. It is simple to say that the elites of Turkey,
who ape west, can’t get over the fact that a religious – read
‘backward’- man has been ruling over them for some time now. Erdogan’s
achievements obliterate their argument that religion equals
backwardness, as Erdogan out ranks every single Turkish Prime Minister
in history in terms of economic and social achievements.
What has really happened?
There is a park in Taksim in which there are about 12 or more trees
standing and the government wants to cut them down it to make way for a
museum and a shopping centre. As a result the tree huggers started a
campaign. This park was formed in 1939 following governments order to
demolish a remarkably designed Ottoman barrack. The current government
wants to reconstruct the building and make it a museum, and for that 12
trees need to be chopped down.
All this over trees?
No! CHP, TKP, DHKP, BDP and all those opposing the current government
used this as a disguise to stage anti government protests with the
slogan: ‘we stand united against the authoritarian regime’. These
leeches never stood for Syrians or any other humanitarian cause for that
When the universities didn’t allow female students
with headscarf and deprived them their right for education, which one of
them came out to protest? None! When they were forced to take off their
scarves and wear wigs which of these parties wrote to Amnesty
International, European Union, and the international media? None!
This protest is not over bunch of trees but in fact it is an attempt to
derail AK party, derail religious leadership and most importantly hide
their hypocrisy. Yes in some areas the police did come down heavy on the
protestors and to Erdogan credit he ordered a full investigation but I
ask when was throwing Molotov Cocktails acceptable form of protesting?
What were they expecting when they raised flags of a terrorist
organization? When was it ok to spray ‘F** the police’ on shops?
They never protested when Israel killed Turkish citizens on Mavi
Marmara, and they sure as hell didn’t ask ‘Occupy Wall Street’ to aid
them then. Now Occupy Wall Street, Bruce Willis, and the rest of the
propaganda machinery are trying to stick their nose in Turkey’s
politics. These people cannot fathom the reality that a graduate from a
pariah religious school has become the Prime Minister of their country.
They cannot fathom the idea that in the Turkish ‘white house’ there is a
woman who wears headscarf and in the government meeting alcohol is not
permitted. They can’t fathom the fact that women in scarves have access
to higher education.
Is Turkey experiencing its own Arab Spring?
Arab Spring? You must be joking! Erdogan has freed Turkey from IMF
loans, it has the 5th fastest growing economy in the world, and it has
started to develop its own military equipment rather than being
dependent. There is fair access to social services and he has given more
rights to Kurds than any other Turkish regime. He was the first none
African president to go to Somalia, he visited Gaza, he talked about
Islamophobia on international forums, he criticized Israel and mobilized
against her. He choked the dragon of inflation, gave a much more stable
economy; aided Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq and Syria. Every province
now has its own university, school books are handed out for free. He has
increased female enrollment rates and doubled the number of
universities in Turkey. The list goes on and on.
Author: Yigit Usenmez