Russian Politician: Turkish Prime Minister’s Ideological Program Important for Turkish Society
Russia, Moscow / Тrend corr R. Aghayev / The ideological program of Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayip Erdogan is important for Turkish society. "Erdogan is an Islamic democrat. Speaking in European language, Germany's Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union are analogical to his party. They are democrats, who besides human values speak on religious values and spiritual conservatism. The very ideological program turned to be important for Turkish society," politician Orhan Jemal, the deputy editor-in-chief of Russian Smysl (Sense) social and political magazine, said.
Calculations of 85% of the votes of early parliamentary elections held in Turkey on 22 July showed that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) headed by the acting Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan, received 331 (total of 550) seats in the parliament. The Prime Minister stated that his Government would continue the course on reforms and entering EU. "We will still selflessly go towards our goal, integration to EU," he stated to his party-fellows and electors during the celebrations in the headquarters of the party.
On 26 July Jemal said to Trend that Erdogan's rivals had ever spoken on struggle against Islamism and that was an obstacle in the way of Erdogan's party. "It should be distinctly understood who Erdogan's rivals were. He won and that is a real proof for the fact that he is supported by the society and his party. His rivals were extremely paradoxical unions, namely the union of western liberals, of Turkish military, who always stuck to pro-American position. Those also were the reds, Marxists. This strange unordinary mixture constantly accused Erdogan of Islamism," he said. According to the politician, Erdogan ever wins and the people believe to him. "Democracy implies considering the will of majority, not only the minority. In this case those speaking on threat of Islamism step forward as some odious groups, sort of sexual minorities in the West, who tell to listen only to them," he said. "So, Islamism in the meaning some groups try to attach to is not threatening Turkey," he added.