Turkey's historical system change and its perception in the West

Published 01.06.2017 00:37
Updated 01.06.2017 01:20

At the moment, Turkey is experiencing a significant transition period regarding the future of its democracy. Unfortunately, however, its Western 'allies' are not happy at all with this development

Regarding its domestic political codes, Turkey is living through historic days. A failed coup attempt is being prosecuted by the justice system, while a critical presidential government system change is being implemented.

The July 15 coup attempt planned by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which infiltrated the administrative system with its army, security and bureaucracy, was prevented by the resistance of the people, while various circles in the country and abroad were disappointed by the failure of the coup.

Reactions of various states, particularly Germany and the German parenthesis in Europe soon after the failed coup attempt, forced the Turkish people to question whether their German friends were troubled by the failure of the putschists. As a result, Western allies attempt to block Turkey's struggle against the perpetrators of the coup. A very simple equation that needs to be worked on without any hesitation, perhaps, which may facilitate the search for the real players behind the plot against Turkey.

In such a period , Turkey changes its government system under unique attacks by some Western states. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the parliamentary group of the governing Justice and Development (AK Party) on Tuesday. Erdoğan's return took place in accordance with the constitutional change approved by Turkish voters on April 16, which paved the way for significant changes in the political system. President Erdoğan initially became a member of the party and following a general assembly of the AK Party, he was elected as the new chairman.

If you follow certain Western media outlets, you may have perceived that the president aimed to expand his powers and change the system to an autocracy. By some Western media organs, he was named a dictator and even a sultan. In addition, the recent referendum for constitutional change is seen as the latest attempt for "regime change" by the above-mentioned media groups and decision makers.

There are attempts to demonize President Erdoğan, who has significant popularity among Turkish people, in the eyes of Westerners as the system change strengthens the participation of the people in democratic institutions in the country.

While the neighboring region is subject to many political and strategic troubles, strong representation by Turkish people is definitely more important than ever.

The younger generation of Turkish society will find its place in politics as a serious reshuffling will be observed in many positions in politics.

A mission was given by the core of the nation and a political cadre implementing this mission under the directives of its leader as in any democracy in the global system. So do you see any logical motive to demonize the transition process in Turkey and its leader?

At the end of the day, we see Western actors, who criticize and demonize the transition in Turkey, confirm their commitment to continue their alliance with Ankara. Therefore, they should not waste time by bringing unjust criticisms and attacks against Turkey and its leader.

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