What if DemirtaI becomes leader of CHP?

What if DemirtaI becomes leader of CHP?Lately we have been watching the course of a stale discussion: andquotHow can the Republican Peopleand#39s Party (CHP) be saved?andquot In fact, there are not very many people who are curious about the conclusion of the discussion — except for the party administration and its opponents within the party — because everybody knows that the answer is andquotit cannot,andquot unless the party holds its stance on certain issues. My friends who are members of the CHP, please excuse me.

My intention is not to offend people who have spent years in order to fulfill their nostalgic dreams or have high hopes for this party. I donand#39t mean to upset any of them However, there are some facts that cannot be seen by those looking from the inside: You cannot get the andquotnewandquot from the andquotold.

andrdquo You cannot create something andquotnewandquot using long-expired material. And you cannot create a party in 21st-century Turkey from a state-backed party of the 1920s.

For example, the six main principles of the CHP do not include democracy. The CHP should think about the discourse of [pro-Kurdish] Peoplesand#39 Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin DemirtaI, who gained support from a large group that did not include extreme Turkish and Kurdish nationalists.

The CHPand#39s senior deputy, RIza Turmen, had a point when he said DemirtaIand#39s unifying rhetoric should have been adopted by the CHP.(OYA BAYDAR, T24.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman