The CHP’s recent Party Assembly – where Muharrem Ince was not invited – only emphasized the conflict between Kilicdaroglu and his critics.
The current state of opposition leaders who vowed to lead Turkey only a couple of months ago leaves one thinking whether they have completely lost their senses.
The split between those that support Muharrem Ince and those that support Kemal Kilicdaroglu continues to damage the future of Turkey’s main opposition party, CHP.
The on-going power struggle within the CHP has now become solidified with the rivalry between Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Muharrem Ince.
The support given to Turkey’s main opposition – CHP – by western media outlets only harms the party more than widening its prospects.
“The trauma experienced by the CHP electorate since the election day is surely in the realm of psychiatry.”
Following Muharrem Ince’s success in the elections in comparison to the CHP as a whole, the question arises as to whether he will run for chairmanship.
The significance of Sunday’s election for President Erdogan was clear: it represented a hurdle that he needed to overcome in order to gain political power through democratic means.
By selecting Muharrem Ince as the CHP’s presidential candidate, leader of the party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has re-emphasized that his aim is not to win the election, but to destroy the political career of Ince’s, while securing his own.
With the oppositional bloc relying mostly on emotions and ideology rather than politics and visionary alliances, they have now found themselves leading toward the elections without a strategy.