At the CHP’s parliamentary group meeting, K─▒l─▒├ždaro─člu directed accusations at the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), claiming that“this is the government that was involved in the biggest corruption cases in Turkey.”
Turkey is ending 2010 amidst debates on bilingualism and autonomy for Kurds. It has been a year during which Turkey’s long-standing Kurdish problem, with its various aspects, continued to be discussed, although a government initiative to resolve the problem seems to have slowed down.
In responding to criticism of the draft proposal by the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) that demands autonomy for Kurds, the leader of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), Selahattin Demirta┼č, said:“You want the weapons silenced.
Let’s criticize Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan for some of his policies but at the same time let’s try to see whether there is any political party other than his that will force him to adopt more liberal behavior.
During the latest hearing at the Sledgehammer coup trial, retired Gen.├çetin Do─čan, the former head of the 1st Army, said if a crime had been committed in relation to the Sledgehammer case then he is guilty but his colleagues, who are also on trial, are innocent. Is Do─čan’s claim plausible?
Amid bilingualism and autonomy debates, President Abdullah G├╝l is travelling to the southeastern province of Diyarbak─▒r today where he is expected to give important messages for the solution of the long-standing Kurdish problem.