“Turkish Democracy Foundation; Speaking about the lawsuits that President Tayyip Erdoğan brought against him at the meeting titled “Again,” CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said, “A whole world of lawsuits have been filed. None of them can intimidate me. I know very well what reasons they were brought. We will win all those lawsuits. We will either bring democracy in real terms to this country or not. We’ll bring it.” used the words,” he said.
Emphasizing democracy, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “You will be in power, in order not to leave power, especially the Election Law, ‘I will control the media, I will control the judiciary. I will definitely stay in my place,’ democracy starts to lose blood.” said.
Talking about the six table, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “We have divided the society. Turkey is going to a dangerous place. We sometimes call it the six table, whatever it is called Turkey Table, Democracy Table, Nation’s Table. There is only one issue that unites us. Bringing democracy to this country in a real sense. “We are a separate party, our program is different. While the country is in this state, the issue has become a Turkish issue beyond being a party issue. We have to bring democracy to Turkey. Each party will express its own opinion in one way or another. Whoever the people favor will become the government.” he said.
Headlines from Kılıçdaroğlu’s speech are as follows:
Political institutions and academia need such foundations. The media needs it. We politicians cannot go deep enough on a subject, even if we want to. Non-Governmental Organizations deal with a certain issue, discuss it in its entirety, and mature the event. It puts it before the political institution that wants to benefit.
Some political scientists say, ‘The role of political parties will gradually decrease in the next 50 years, the role of NGOs will be more’.
It is true that our democracy has not developed, we have overtaken 100 years, and we have paid a great price in these 100 years. We executed the prime ministers, we executed our young people like young saplings. There were coups and proclamations. We have to learn from the past and build a beautiful future.
Our main problem, the basic point of our democracy not developing at the desired level, is this. We do not ask for an account of the taxes we pay. The business world should also focus on this.
“MEDIA IS THE FOURTH POWER IN CONTEMPORARY DEMOCRACIES”
There is something important in the text we prepared about the transition to the Strengthened Parliamentary System. A Final Accounts Commission will be established and its chairman will be from the main opposition. In terms of the development of this democracy, the power holding the power will develop the instinct of ‘I will go to the main opposition and give an account, I must be more careful’. This is extremely important to us.
Our second main problem is the media. In fact, the media is so divided. Free media is what those in power will need most. Those in power learn about the event in Turkey or anywhere in the world the fastest from the media. If a group of media is only embellishing, it is actually against the government, they cannot see the truth. The media must be free. The fourth power in contemporary democracies is the media.
We have serious problems with the judiciary. The judiciary should be independent.
Life and property security, this is what democracy actually means. If there is no security of life and property, there can be no academic world and no business world. Civil society does not. If we cannot tolerate different opinions, there is no democracy there anyway. We were at a meeting with young people passing by. ‘All the friends here are of the same opinion,’ said one youth. I said, ‘Oh, you stopped the world. If there is no different opinion, you cannot expand the country or the world.
“HISTORY DOESN’T REPEAT IF THE POLITICAL INSTITUTION TAKES LESSONS FROM ERRORS”
You will be in power, in order not to leave the power, especially the Election Law, ‘I will control the media, I will control the judiciary. Democracy begins to bleed from the moment you say, ‘I will definitely stay in my place.
History will not repeat itself if the political establishment learns from its mistakes. It also means failing to learn from repeated mistakes, but derailing democracy and taking the country elsewhere.
Arinc gave a nice speech. “I wish other parties could come here,” he said. TRUE. If we defend democracy, let’s be together. In the 1970s and 1980s, the heads of political parties used to sit and discuss on television. We see that this period is over. Everyone has a television and certain events are discussed.
We divided the society. Turkey is heading towards a dangerous place. We sometimes call it a six-tee table, whatever it is called Turkey Table, Democracy Table, Nation’s Table. There is only one thing that unites us. To bring real democracy to this country. Each of us is a separate party, our program is different. While the country is in this state, the issue has become a Turkish issue beyond being a party issue. We have to bring democracy to Turkey. Each party will express its own opinion in one way or another. Whoever the people trust will be in power.
You mentioned compensations, Arınç. A whole world of lawsuits have been filed for compensation, but no one can intimidate me. I also know the reasons why those lawsuits were filed. We’re going to win all those cases. We will either bring democracy to this country in the real sense, or we will.