“Shouting As I Exit I Want To Point To This Hazard: We are divided!”

Answering questions about the agenda of Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay answered, “Turkish Type Presidential System, a democratic model similar to the United States, not a freaky management search,” he said.

Interview: Bilgehan UÇAK


Former Minister of Culture and Tourism  Ertugrul Gunay ,  Bülent Arinc , President  Tayyip Erdoganand the AKP, including statements open to the media after making statements about the cracks found in the AKP found. Gunay, “Turkey is looking for a new political hope. Worn Today’s ruling, looked worn; the opposition is tired, give no hope. Democracy, economic development and ownership sincerely social solidarity, fundamental to the fairness and transparency of state administration puts, pluralistic, needs participants to a new political movement “he said.

“Since 17 December, democracy, the state of law, transparency, participation, dialogue, we are moving away from peace in and out,” said Gunay, “Now we are paying for the price. the cost of living is increasing, “he said.




First I want to ask about the Syria issue. Where are we? What is happening? Where are we going?


Turkey on Syria, has made a mistake and we had to pay the price for many years. In the chaos of the Arab Spring, it was thought that a similar process would be experienced in Syria by looking at the rapid change of government in countries like Egypt and Tunisia. History and geostrategic features of Syria were ignored.After all, the regime and administration in Syria have not changed; as well as it creates a vortex that pulls everyone in the south of Turkey. It now attracts swirl including Turkey. I’d like to underline a point. I’m not saying that when we come to this disaster. As a member of the government in 2011-12, I expressed my concerns. Competent friends continued the road, saying the problem would end within yol six months yol.Not six months, four years have passed. The place we came from is obvious.


I’m going to ask what happened in the East right away … Horrible photos are coming Hemen


In the East and Southeast, the situation is beyond my own. Turkey, the PKK, which is dealing with this issue for 30 years axes. There has never been such a conflict, such a resilient process that has spread so far in the cities. There are several reasons for this picture: Firstly, there has not been an adequate and sincere discussion about what the. Solution, is given each term, and the issue has been reduced to closed tactical negotiations in the last period.


What’s the other reason?


Second, our foreign policy flaws against Syria in history have caused new insecurities and ruptures. Turkey, reused instead of questionable relationships with gangs such as SAR and Nusr in Syria, to try to protect the interest of the Kurds and Turkmen are limited and could keep stable, I guess that would not contain these riots. But at the beginning of the war, the stack failure made its negative impact to the end.


As a former minister of the AKP, what do you think about the criticisms that continued with Hüseyin Çelik, Ertuğrul Yalçınbayır and Sadullah Ergin?


These people have contributed to the success of the Justice and Development Party since its inception. I think that they have been very patient and criticized quite a bit too late. But if they feel the need to criticize now, there are major problems. Instead of seeing their criticism as hostility, you need to take it seriously.




When will the opposition movement be expected by many people who have been sourced from lack of alternativeity? What is your next political career plan?


Turkey is looking for a new political hope. Today’s power seems worn, worn; The opposition is also tired, not giving hope. There is a need for a new and pluralist political movement that sincerely embraces democracy, economic development and social solidarity. Turkey fears from the tunnel, I believe that the interests of such a new political hope this nightmare. I feel indebted to contribute to the creation of this hope, the idea and the fact.


Ministry of Culture and Tourism. At present, the latest data shows that hotels, especially Antalya, are closing in and out, and that the rooms are always empty. Turkey, “the turistsizlik” How does this affect?


Turkey, liberal democracy inside, outside is paying the price in many areas of the peaceful policies appear abandoned, it seems more years to pay. Tourism, unfortunately, at the beginning of the areas we will pay this price. Because it is directly related to tourism movements with the general image of a country. As the Ministry, we were selected as the most successful organization in Europe by the World Tourism Organization (WTO / WTO) in 2012. Turkey, economic and democratic because it was going well with all indicators. Now we’re going back. Inside, we look like a country that is unlawful and insecure. This wisdom, folly perhaps more accurate to say, if we go, 2016 and the years after the collapse of tourism and Turkey will be a great success, until recently, the labor sector has been achieved, it will be unfair to the accumulation. Also in tourism,


In addition, tourism is not only a sector that brings foreign exchange but also integration with the world Ayrıca


Tourism is a country, in a sense opening to the world. Therefore, the loss of the sector is not only a loss of exchange, but also a decrease in the civilized relationship with the world.


One of the most debated topics in your period was the freak sculpture. Looking back today, how do you see the collapse of that statue, the opening of Zeugma, and other works? What made you happy is what happened; I wish I had done or if I had never done anything you said?


From September 2007 to January 2013 I did the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I can say that we have accomplished many things that make me very happy with the efforts of my colleagues. Turkey’s forgotten many value stood up. Archeology, museum-card, new museums, cultural centers, Yunus Emre Centers, the collection of manuscripts, the return of our thousands of stolen works from abroad, the rise of cinema, the opening of 25 new theatrical stage in Anatolia, the success awards in tourism worldwide, and more It was also during this period that Madımak returned with Nazım’s citizenship and, after 15 years, carried out some democracy duties such as the removal of his kebab and the original edition of works like Mem-u Zin.




What are the bad memories?


During my term of office, I can say with confidence and pride that no part of our country has ever been discriminated against any person, institution or work. However, there are also the shortcomings that I couldn’t do, which I’m sorry for not finishing. I was able to get rid of an oasis of culture known as Uniq Istanbul, which was forgotten for many years in Ayazağa; but unfortunately, thousands of kinds of obstacles in spite of finding the source of the work began, but after me I was not able to get rid of the AKM stopped unlawfully. Again, I started the construction of many museums like Zeugma and many other museums in Van, Urfa, Hatay, Çanakkale and Afyon, but I could not start the construction of a museum I dreamed of in Ankara. Looking at Cer Modern and the symphony construction, which has been trough for years, has become visible, I find solace. In this whole process, the only thing they find and say in order to criticize is the sculpture that was left unfinished in Kars. If this is to be accounted for, I think it should be asked not to me, but to the owners of the Protection Board and the art of rude and unkind words against the local administrators who do not pay enough attention to the choice of place.


What are your ideas about the “transformation” of Yassıada? Do you think it gives us an idea of ​​what the AKP wants to do?


Yassıada is the cause of sadness within us. History and today. I wanted to make a ist confrontation and memorial museum, in 2011, respecting the suffering of Yassıada there. A museum island that can be visited silently, thinking and learning respectfully. After me, the job turned into a contracting project; Hotels, restaurants, lounges. What can i say? Istanbul has become a ‘coupon’; every square meter pays for this conservative attack!




Turkey’s “democratization issues” There are connecting to the Presidential system. Ergun Özbudun’dan wanted to make a constitution now what we came … What do you think?


After the 2007 election, we worked with Prof. Özbudun in the Constitutional Commission. The search at the time was to make parliamentary democracy healthier. Unfortunately, the opposition did not treat the work with an understanding of the opposition, and the government did not act persistently. Now we’re having a whole different discussion. Asal Turkish Type Presidential System demokratik is not a democratic constitutional model similar to the US; freak Aside from all the discussions, I get elected in the Assembly -ist the person who topped the state in Turkey, whether the straight “neutral” I consider very important and vital too that. Like us, ethnic, experiencing sectarian discrimination in a country is not sufficiently homogeneous society, we cannot protect our unity, we shall not, if there is no one above the political biases, if there are no people and institutions that trust the neutrality of the whole nation.


Maybe he was never an impartial president, but there was no one like this one last year Belki


Please see this in the last one year. At the top of the state, as an impartial institution does not appear kamp representing the unity of the nation görün, we are increasingly disintegrating, conflicting, campaigning, dividing! Yes, I want to point out this danger by shouting as much as I can: I’m dividing!




There is definitely a “crossroads” in the AKP. Where are the roads? Where are you in the matter of democratization, Turkey -and where public opposition party with your ex?


The place we come from is as dark as we cannot see with narrow views of political biases. Here we need to quickly return to law, peace, dialogue, democracy. Since the end of 2012, from June 2013 to December 17, we have been moving away from democracy, the rule of law, transparency, participation, dialogue, internal and external peace. Now we’re paying for it. Investment is declining, tourism is declining, unemployment is increasing; Accordingly, national income is falling, the cost of living is increasing. Turkey, the region and the world gets lonely. The inside of the press, intellectuals, dissenting voices, silence, the right to drive a healthy, well-sounded, safe place can not be removed. This is the general view and the landscape! The end of political ambition is disaster. To know some history, the Unionists, the Ottoman Empire; Saddam, Iraq, racism, You can learn how Yugoslavia was, and be aware of them. History is an example. If taken, does not repeat. Similar disasters are not taken again, and God bless! The country is not ruled by greed, anger, hatred and fear, but by common sense, wisdom, wisdom and knowledge.


A bomb exploded in Ankara on Wednesday. Who is this, or what else?


Unfortunately, such events have increased a lot over recent years. I’m afraid we will continue to experience similar painful events. Because Turkey to Syria in -he was inevitably affected by the negative developments in the region chitin. When I offered to stay away from the Syrian civil war, I tried to point out this danger.In Syria, it is possible not to see that the relationship with the uncertain groups would make us fall into Pakistan because of Afghanistan, but it was only possible with ideological blindness unaware of the world.On the other hand, the fact that the Kurdish problem abandoned the dialogue method and returned to the conflict increased our security problems. In other words, Syria has an effect on this problem. At this point, instead of focusing on the danger foci of the state’s security and intelligence units, to produce and focus on fictitious foes of domestic politics has reduced the state’s fighting power. Terrorism and intelligence units became ineffective when security forces specialized in counterterrorism and intelligence were dismissed from political and imaginary charges. Now we’re paying for them. I hope that this weakness will not be longer and I hope that the Government, especially the Syrian policy and internalizing its tightening policies, and the social fragility will eliminate, peaceful, integrative takes new steps. Otherwise, inside and outside kamplaştırıc continued this policy with Turkey can not reach more peace for a long time. political and imaginary charges were removed from the task of terror and intelligence units became ineffective. Now we’re paying for them. I hope that this weakness will not be longer and I hope that the Government, especially the Syrian policy and internalizing its tightening policies, and the social fragility will eliminate, peaceful, integrative takes new steps. Otherwise, inside and outside kamplaştırıc continued this policy with Turkey can not reach more peace for a long time. political and imaginary charges were removed from the task of terror and intelligence units became ineffective. Now we’re paying for them. I hope that this weakness will not be longer and I hope that the Government, especially the Syrian policy and internalizing its tightening policies, and the social fragility will eliminate, peaceful, integrative takes new steps.Otherwise, inside and outside kamplaştırıc continued this policy with Turkey can not reach more peace for a long time.

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