A total of 87 years have passed since the establishment of the Turkish Republic but we are still debating the headscarf problem. Will the members of the military attend the Oct. 29 reception at theĂ‡ankaya presidential palace?
I want to note that the moment when a CHP leader says,â€śWe will not be obsessed with secularism,â€ť will be a turning point. It is as important as the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leaderâ€™s asking: â€śAre covered women not secular?â€ť
Long-time CHP leader Deniz Baykal stepped down from the leadership of the CHP and KÄ±lÄ±Ă§daroÄźlu took over his position. According to rumors, the operation to replace Baykal with KÄ±lÄ±Ă§daroÄźlu was part of a project to make the CHP an alternative to the government.
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Republic Day for me is that the CHP administration has left the party staff free to make its own decision about participating in a reception given by President Abdullah GĂĽl.
Members ofĂ‡anakkale 18 March Universityâ€™s Scuba Diving Association celebrated the 87th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic in the sea yesterday. Republic Day was celebrated with colorful activities throughout the country yesterday.