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What is merit? By its simplest definition, merit is, “A person’s suitability, worthiness to be assigned a job…” “It doesn’t matter if it’s in the public or private sector; it is being able to fill the seat the person sits in”…
The “principle of meritocracy” in administrative sciences is explained in volumes of books…
In modern democracies, it is considered that staying in office for too long, especially as a civil servant or head of state appointed to “serve the public”, leads to inefficiency…
One gets tired.
Gets fed up.
If a person stays too long in the same position, he or she starts to see himself or herself as the owner of that seat and naturally overlooks contemporary principles such as “democracy, human rights, the rule of law, transparency, accountability, but most of all, efficiency and creativity”…
Democracy is a sine qua non in Western countries and “merit” is considered very important there…
On the other hand, in Eastern countries, “democracy” receives the first blow from “incompetency”.
It’s not important whether Tayyip Erdoğan is a successful or unsuccessful “leader”…
To lead a country for 20 years and to ask for 20 or 5 more years, whether he likes it or not, irrelevant of his claims that “the people have chosen me”, makes him a “dictator and a tyrant”…
It makes him more aggressive so he can hold on to his seat…
It escalates his intervention in legislative and judicial affairs.
And he will be held accountable for all kinds of “dirty deals”…
Tayyip bey’s departure is an inevitable necessity for Turkey’s democracy…
Claiming that he is a good leader or a great politician, and discussing this is not what is important…
And it is of vital importance “for the fragmented opposition to join forces”, for Tayyip bey to depart from the post he occupies…
In short, it is not important who the opposition forces will nominate to run against Tayyip bey; what is important is for [the opposition] to join forces in the name of democracy when standing against Tayyip bey…
The issue is about democracy.
The issue is that Turkey is heading towards a strange form of dictatorship that resembles a sultanate or emperorship…
The issue is not about whether Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is more skilled than Tayyip bey.
I mean if we are to look at the issue ideologically, to expect the “group” known as the “table of six” [Translator’s note: the coalition formed by six opposition parties for Turkey’s presidential election] made up of “extreme Turkish nationalists or neo-nationalists” who are in fact “just as religious as Tayyip bey”, to lift Turkey onto its feet, for instance to hope that the Kurdish and Cyprus problems will be solved on the basis of “human rights and law”, would be a futile attempt.
I repeat, Turkey will either be ruled like dictatorships or sultanates in African or Arab countries and will be pushed further away from modern Western life or Western values will be embraced and she will become a modern country!
These are the choices!
And coming to Meral Akşener [Leader of Turkey’s İyi (Good) Party] and her friends…
“By disbanding the table of six”, she has chosen to support a reactionary, outdated, primitive, fascist (which she always had on her mind) dictatorial regime!
I hope the peoples [of Turkey] will not allow this!
I wrote the other day; Turkey will lose if Erdoğan wins…
This is what it is all about…
Should Kılıçdaroğlu win, Turkey will not purr with delight; in fact, the wreckage that he will take over would be so large that the scale of the disaster in economic terms will become even greater.
But you could say that “democracy and modern Turkey will lose” and that “I’m exaggerating”, yet one does not need a guide when the village is in sight. “We will be facing the danger of a new Afghanistan emerging on Europe’s doorstep!”
Mr President, ‘What do you think about this?’
Hala Sultan Tekke!
Who is the imam?
Or who was the imam?
The Evkaf administration appointed him!
And the Republic of Cyprus did not object!
Şakir Alemdar has been removed from duty…
They say it is because of his disharmony with the religious order!
Mufti Ahmet Ünsal, who conveyed to us his superior wisdom on how we should make love and who is still carrying out the same duty in high spirits without any shame, stated that “Şakir Alemdar was removed from his post as the Imam of the Hala Sultan Tekke” upon “Turkey’s order”.
He told the members of the Board of Directors of Evkaf and the Department of Religious Affairs: “This is what Turkey wants”!
And naturally, since our guys are ready to surrender to their fate; they accepted it…
I have neither met Şakir Alemdar nor do I know him!
But to appoint or dismiss an imam to the mosque in Larnaca because “Turkey wants him” or “Turkey doesn’t want him” comes “very strange” to me!
And on top of everything else, this intervention, is nothing like the type of interventions in the TRNC that we are accustomed to!
While we’re at it, please allow Turkey to appoint imams to mosques in Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Nicosia and in old Turkish villages!
In fact, I think Turkey should even appoint the Archbishop!
Dear Mr President Nicos Christodoulides, “What do you think about this?”
[Photo insert: A photograph taken from the 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul]
Milan Trajkovic, Natalia Christofi, Philippa Fotopoulou Kaviten and Olivia Fotopoulou… 4 names… Who are these people? Sir, these are athletes from the “Republic of Cyprus” who are competing in the European Athletics Indoor Championships that start in Istanbul on March 3 and end on March 5… Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu? He would have prevented them [from competing] if he had been informed… What about the athletes of the sovereign and equal TRNC? Ohhh Serhat, you Greek Cypriot-loving traitor.
Source: TAYYİP BEY’S DEPARTURE IS AN INEVITABLE NECESSITY FOR TURKEY’S DEMOCRACY