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 Rationality in Turkish Politics 

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Rationality in Turkish Politics ‎ 29.8.2012 
By Abdulla Hawez Abdulla

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August 29, 2012

What's threatening politics worldwide, nowadays, are irrational actors; minimizing the picture to a specific state will give a better result. Turkey, with one of the most sophisticated political systems in the region, is suffering from the irrational actors that are threatening the future of politics in this regional powerhouse.

Turkish National Movement or MHP is the direct target of this piece. MHP, which is denying the existence of Kurdish question in Turkey and doesn't recognize Kurdistan Regional Government KRG as a constitutionally legal zone in Iraq, also many times threatened erasing Kurds. Hence, you can't negotiate with such political entity that is not ready to change its policies that has been proved to be wrong. Furthermore, while Devlet Bahçeli, chief of MHP asks AKP government to erase Qandil from the map and held Turkish flags there, he can't even get a visa to go to the multi-ethnical city of Kirkuk.

Morality is equality important in Politics to remain people's trust on it. However, MHP and most of the other nationalist bodies in Turkey and elsewhere suffer from lack of morality. Whereas, Devlet Bahçeli, chief of MHP tried to visit oil-rich city of Kirkuk through Iraqi province of Mosul to avoid KRG stamp on his passport, according to Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce up to 70% of the Turkish investments in KRG zone comes from the companies that have links with MHP; Turkish investments are KRG's economic backbone and the sources of prosperity as it makes up to 80% of the 20 billion foreign investments in the region.

If AKP wants to keep brotherhood between its fellow diverse citizens, it should work on a legislation in the parliament to ban fascist entities that are threatening the unity of the country and has no less danger than Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK.


Abdulla Hawez is a Kurdish freelance journalist, blogger and civil society activist based in Erbil, Kurdistan Region in Iraq. He has participated in major regional and international conferences; he has worked with some international programs including Democracy Now, and his works have appeared in some major Medias including Today's Zaman, The Majalla, Middle East Online and Global Politician. He is currently student of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler(UKH). He can be reached at: [email protected] and you may visit his Blog at:

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