Let me say it from the very beginning, if there is no significant division in right-wing votes, it will be impossible for a leftist party to challenge the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the upcoming general elections.
Turkish motorcyclist Kenan Sofuo─člu, who became world champion after winning the Supersport World Championship on Sunday, was greeted enthusiastically at an ─░stanbul airport upon his arrival to Turkey on Tuesday evening. Sofuo─člu finished in third twice in the 2006 and 2009 championships.
Why does the Republican PeopleÔÇÖs Party (CHP) get disturbed when it feels itself being pro-democracy and pro-change? Why does it flee when prospects of it defeating the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) emerge?
Turkey is in urgent need of a new constitution; however, it is very difficult for it to roll up its sleeves and prepare a new constitution because of the attitude exhibited by the CHP, which always makes a U-turn after making any democratic move.
How much of a young womanÔÇÖs hair should be seen so that they comply with the rules of the secular regime? Is it sufficient for them to show one centimeter of their hair, or three or five centimeters?
The headscarf and t├╝rban differentiation is completely superficial. The word t├╝rban was brought to the center of the debate by Professor ─░hsan Do─čramac─▒, the former head of Y├ľK. When late politician Turgut ├ľzal wanted freedom for people to wear headscarves at universities, then-President Kenan Evren opposed this.