As the HDP embraces a louder affiliation with the PKK, counterterrorism measures might be hardened to hurt the party organization more seriously.
Following the suppression of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, the unfinished democratization project of civil-military relations entered a new phase.
Will the HDP be able to show the courage to stand against the PKK, which has already been displayed by the electorate? Or are they willing to keep their violence prone policies?
The presidential leadership of Erdogan was a crucial factor in the failure of the July 15 military coup attempt.
“We will certainly continue to debate the reverberations of the July 15 coup attempt and its legacy for the country. But one overarching message is clear: Turkish people will no longer tolerate their democratic rights and popular will to be undermined and hijacked by cliques and terror groups from within and outside the state.”
The July 15 coup attempt has been a turning point in Turkish society, uniting people on all fronts.
What was the role of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs during the July 15 coup attempt?
FETO is not only a threat for Turkey but one for all countries that still allow for the group to operate within their borders.
The state of emergency in Turkey was necessary for the fight against FETO and now it could be permanently uplifted on July 18 depending on the decision made by the Parliament.
There was never innocence within FETO and the members of the criminal cult only paid respect to their leader – Fetullah Gulen – who they believed to be the “messiah.”