Witches’ cauldron

The settlement process is experiencing a serious crisis because the parties are no longer able to postpone the steps they are supposed to take. And President Recep Tayyip ErdoIan (nobody else) is responsible for this crisis.

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The settlement process is experiencing a serious crisis because the parties are no longer able to postpone the steps they are supposed to take.

And President Recep Tayyip ErdoIan (nobody else) is responsible for this crisis.

Before the publicized message of Kurdistan Workersand#39 Party (PKK) leader Abdullah andOumlcalan in DiyarbakIr during the Newroz celebrations, two messages were delivered by the pro-government media to the public.

First, andOumlcalan will call on the PKK to disarm Second, the government is working to set up a monitoring committee that will be responsible for the supervision of the process. And references were also made to some names of who will be included in this committee.

Setting up a monitoring committee is important and necessary for the entire process. It is an important step because it will be a response to the PKK and andOumlcalan, who asked the state to make some moves.

We have not even discussed the names of those whose inclusion on the committee has been proposed. Most of these names are actually pro-government.

However, it is really important to form an objective and impartial committee so that it will be able to carry out its mission independently without being affected by external pressure. The committee would lay the ground by discussing the responsibilities of the PKK and the state in this process for a lasting peace.

And we have not discussed how this committee will carry out its mission because President ErdoIan made a strong statement in which he said it was not necessary to set up such a committee and that he was not informed of this initiative by the government.

This put the government in a difficult position, because it was the government that was working on setting up the committee and using the pro-government media to disseminate the idea So, there was no opposition figure to blame in this case.

The emerging interesting situation turned into a crisis when the governmentand#39s spokesman, Deputy Prime Minister Banduumllent ArInandccedil, made a statement. In this statement, ArInandccedil argued that President ErdoIan was informed about this step and added that the government considers the committee an important measure.

He further said the government is responsible for the process.

At this point, Ankara Mayor Melih Gandoumlkandccedilek raised some bizarre allegations that were not relevant to the whole discussion and asked ArInandccedil to resign this changed the direction of the crisis.

In the end, Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoIlu intervened in the rift and silenced ArInandccedil and Gandoumlkandccedilek. After this, government circles implied that the crisis was over But now they are trying to ensure that people forget what it was really about.

It was actually about the presidentand#39s attitude on the settlement process. And it remains the same.

The problem was caused by ErdoIanand#39s attitude and his imposition of his own arguments without considering the priorities of the government. And we all know that ErdoIan only cares about a Turkish-style presidency, nothing else.

Let us remember that they first praised the American model, then they switched to the French model and then even the Mexican model. But none of what ErdoIan and his supporters proposed attracted support from the public.

In consideration of this, ErdoIan said he wanted a Turkish-type presidential system There is no such model. There is a sultanate model.

ErdoIan in fact wants to become a dictator and by this statement, he actually admitted that he wants to rule arbitrarily. So is the crisis over after ArInandccedil and Gandoumlkandccedilek made strong allegations against each other? The crisis is all about the settlement process and ErdoIanand#39s approach, and the fact that he wants to rule arbitrarily.

As a natural outcome of his alliance with the military, ErdoIan has changed his position vis-andagrave-vis the settlement process. More accurately, he actually publicizes his real intentions now.

Nobody should be surprised if ErdoIan gives instructions for a new military operation, now that he has argued there is no Kurdish problem

We should not let the hopes for peace in Turkey die. Peace is so crucial that it cannot be sacrificed to personal ambitions of President ErdoIan.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman