Recent elections show that sociologic observations of Turkey contradict poll results. Further, the cries and objections of the obsolete elitists who have lost their privileges do not make sense anymore. They cannot reach the election threshold of 30 percent and this looks entirely normal. It is impossible for the Republican People's Party (CHP) to receive a vote rate above this. CHP members are unable to organize election rallies in eastern regions, cannot look into the eyes of southeastern people and are not taken seriously in the Central Anatolia.
What lies behind the CHP's persistent disagreements and noise along with driving their voters to believe their obscure dreams on ruling the state? At this point, I have to raise one point: There is no democracy but, rather, a hypocrisy crisis in Turkey!
The traditional capital oligarchy of the Turkish Republic did not realize that Turkey finally acquired its own sociological base with the 2002 general elections and the silent masses found their representatives with the emergence of the AK Party.
However, some powers thought that "if things are going wrong, we can exploit the army, the judicial authority or our own politicians to intervene against the AK Party." As time went by, they became wealthier and wealthier and did not notice that they have lost their influence while they were kicking up heels. Now, they want to take their power back and say "Get out of here!" The youth have been pushed to the streets and the CHP is being reshaped.
They call their strategy a "fight for freedom and against the dictator" and I call it hypocrisy! We can analyze the etymological origin of this concept, which would be more useful.
What is hypocrisy? It means jealously, fear and doing something bad behind someone's back. However, people are fed up with fake democracy and thesecret discrimination by White Turks and do not believe their tricks any longer. In the course of the Gezi protests that took place last May and June, the people of Turkey realized that their good intentions have been exploited. They became suspicious that there was a dirty trick behind police violence and immediately sided with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey witnessed similar things with corruption allegations after the Dec. 17 operation. This operation was a magnificent attack and considered a coup attempt.
However, the underlying point is that their sole aim was not to unseat Erdoğan. These powers also wanted to get rid of AK Party supporters, the Kurdish people, the real democrats and supporters of peace. They tried to transfer the public's gains acquired after the 2002 elections to the police and judiciary. The masses responded to this attack by gathering at the AK Party's election rallies.
Now we should ask where we are. It is too difficult for the Western journalists circulating what they have learned from a few friends living in the bohemian districts of Istanbul to explain what has happened. However, if you visualize the following scene, everything will be clear.
During his balcony speech on the night of the elections, the man called "dictator" said, "I have made an official complaint to the court" for the people insulting him and brewing a plot.
Can you imagine this? There is a leader who has made a complaint and seeks the help of law. On the other side, there is the main opposition calling him a "dictator." This is because the CHP has no future. Democracy likes sociological facts, not cheap tricks.