When some of the suspects in the ongoing Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) trial in DiyarbakÄ±r spoke in their mother tongue, which is Kurdish, the prosecutors and judges in the court referred to Kurdish as an âunknown languageâ in their court minutes.
Mensure KoĂ§ak, 80, who lives in the Ahlat district in Bitlis province, is attending a literacy course rganized by the Ahlat Public Education Center. Despite her age, she wants to learn to read and write.
Conceptually speaking, itâs neither a âcrisisâ nor an âearthquakeâ; no, the best way to describe what is happening inside the Republican Peopleâs Party (CHP) is a âcivil war,â or perhaps a âpalace coup.â With only eight months left to go before the general elections, the CHP is in a deplorable state.
I wrote a long while ago about how I predicted that KÄ±lÄ±Ă§daroÄlu would no longer be able to tolerate Savâs guardianship over the CHP, and that he would one day try to eliminate the same Sav team that was trying to keep him under constant control and supervision.
What sort of fate is this? Was it predetermined long ago? Or can things change? Can the CHP ever be transformed into a party that is able to reform itself, keep up with the changing times, evenâcapture the spiritâ of the times in which we live?
I saw Republican Peopleâs Party (CHP) leader Kemal KÄ±lÄ±Ă§daroÄlu speaking very confidently on TV for the first time. If a politician lacks self-confidence and makes a claim, his job is really difficult. Let alone increasing its votes, the CHP began to lose votes.
âWe destroyed the empire of fear at the party. The partyâs seats are not the properties of certain people. Those who derive their power from certain places do not have to stay in the ranks of this party,â says CHP leader KÄ±lÄ±Ă§daroÄlu.