Organised by The Federation of Turkish Associations, the 29 October Turkish Republic ball in London attracted many important faces in to the event, especially from the political spheres of Turkey.
Attending to the event, Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP) Yalova MO Muharrem İnce, took upon President Erdoğan with regards to the discourses on Turkey’s divided structure, in terms of ideologies and beliefs.
Having many familiar faces from the community such as Enfield Council Cabinet Member Ayfer Orhan (Cllr), recently elected CHP UK President Hasan Dikme and many more local from the community attended to the event. Welcoming the guests with her speech, the federation’s president Jale Özer said “We are relishing the pride of celebrating our republic’s 93rd anniversary here, our biggest achievement, our republic, may it lives forever”
Speaking after Miss Özer, Mr İnce took the stage by tackling the ongoing ambiguity in Turkish agenda especially shaped after the 15 July coup attempt in Turkey.
“I congratulate you for celebrating our republic day, when it is not actually celebrated in Turkey right now. AKP and FETÖ, are almost similar in every way. Both are against secularism, women rights and Ataturk. Both hate the republic but love money.
In response to the Turkish PM, Mr Binali Yıldırım’s recent comments on the presidential system, Mr İnce referred to a Turkish poet Can Yücel’s poem, saying “I want the country split into two; on one side the adulators and slimies, an on the other side the proud, honourable and good people”
Mr İnce also addressed the Turkish government as the main reason of civil commotions.
“THE PRISONERS SOON WILL BE FROM AKP”
Mr İnce continued his speech by referring to the recent imprisonments of academics, teachers and many public enterprise staff workers as a part of the post-coup attempt investigations.
“Every cloud has a silver lining” a day will come when AKP responsibles will be brought to the book and face the justice.