18 June 2012 /GÜLAY GÖKTÜRK
I had my doubts about Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s sincerity in his recent move [to get involved in the government’s efforts to solve the Kurdish issue].
And I was just starting to think that perhaps I was wrong about my doubts and that the CHP could actually assume a positive role in politics. But Kılıçdaroğlu finally proved me right [about my earlier doubts] in a speech delivered in Zonguldak. He refused to discuss the content of suggestions for solving the issue and refused to announce his party’s views unless the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) agree to be involved in the solution process. Kılıçdaroğlu avoids showing his true colors and voicing a certain suggestion because if he does so, he will make a group of his voters angry. Instead, he pretends to be involved in the resolution of the Kurdish issue, but in reality he is hiding behind other parties, namely the MHP and its leader, Devlet Bahçeli.