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Historic Bloc Dis-integrating?

Mr. Reha Camuroglu, Member of Parliament from the AKP and one of the chief advisor of PM Tayyip Erdogan, who is known as the architect of the AKP’s Alevi opening resigned from his post. According to Hurriyet Online Mr. Camuroglu complained about the disillusionment of AKP’s Alevi opening.

“Mr. President, we wanted the discrimination against Alevis to end. Did it? Can I ask; how many Alevis have high level positions in the bureaucracy or are among the governors? Is there just one Alevi governor? Is that enough? What about the police commissioners? And during the AKP‘s six-year rule; how many Alevi investors have won tenders? Maybe there are none,” Camuroglu wrote the resignation letter submitted to Erdogan.” (1)

The resignation is important in the sense that, the historic bloc that AKP aspires to construct began to crumble from all sides. First the left-liberals began to voice their discontent, and now the Alevi community represented in the AKP retreated from their close alliance.



June 13, 2008 - Posted by | Turkish daily, Turkish Politics

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