Don’t go to Parliament, go to the mountains

April 20, 2011, Wednesday/ 17:15:00

The moment the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) says “legal ways are blocked” to the solution of the Kurdish problem, it encourages thousands of Kurdish youths to go to the mountains and arm themselves.

The decision of the Supreme Election Board (YSK), which prevented some independent candidates supported by the BDP to run in the June elections, basically said, “Do not come to Parliament, go to the mountains.” Because of this, the YSK decision is tantamount to producing political consequences and stabbing democracy in the heart. After the YSK ruling, it became clearer that judicial reform and new constitution are urgently needed in Turkey. The need to remove the 10 percent election threshold has also become more obvious. The YSK decision should be corrected by taking all the necessary measures to ensure the removal of the 10 percent threshold.