Mr. Adnan Oktar says that the CHP must join the next elections as a completely new party and that the party must change its old image and adopt a modern, religious model that respects the scholars as well as the spirit of the people.
This call for innovation has captured the attention of many people . For example, following the statements of CHP Provincial Chairman Selim Karakas, the members of the CHP who attended Ahmet Hakan’s television program analyzed and talked about the perception of the CHP in Anatolia, why they lost the elections and how they can win in the future.
April 30th, 2014: Enson Haber
The members of the CHP who attended the “Tarafsiz Bolge” program hosted by Ahmet Hakan analyzed why they lost the local elections and how they can win in the future.
Gürsel Tekin said that there is a pre-ordained mentality about the CHP and they receive reactions like, “You could maybe go to the Jummah prayer every now and then.” Tekin said that they have the most conservative people in the party and noted, "They don't steal, they don't lie, and they are afraid of committing illegal acts.”
A9 TV: April 13th, 2014
ADNAN OKTAR: There was a program on about the young members of the CHP; I liked it a lot. They asked, “How can we make the CHP better?” I looked and they are very modern people. There are no bitter, fanatical people among them. This is very important. It is very important that there are no communists, anarchists, or terrorists infiltrating the CHP. I used to see people like that in the past. The CHP is a very modern party. So there needs to be bright and enlightened faces there. What does a follower of Ataturk mean? It means a person who believes in Allah, loves his people, is religious but not a radical. Truly religious people against bigotry: This is what we are expecting from the youth of the CHP, insha’Allah.
A9 TV: April 18th, 2014
ADNAN OKTAR: Kılıçdaroğlu is a very decent person. If only they could re-assess the CHP and renew its structure. The CHP must adopt a view that is modern, religious, reasonable, loving, compassionate, conciliatory and it must be able to criticize its own past and say, “Such and such things were wrong but we are a new CHP.” “There is the old CHP and there is the new CHP.” They must say, “We are completely different. We embrace all people.” They keep bringing forth ex-leftists. They must leave their place to modern young men and women so they can deliver good messages. Talk about Allah and religion; why should the left be distant about this? Take hold of and embrace the sacred. Embrace Said Nursi, Bahattin Nakshibendi, Abdulqadir Gaylani, Suleyman Hilmi Tunahan and all the others; then the people would embrace you as well.
Had the CHP grown a little more distant from religion, it would lose everything. They have got this many votes because they are closer to religion now. The people would fear anyone whom they consider as anti-religious. If someone says, “I will turn Turkey into Paris”, people would say, “It is not important. What will you do to religion?” No. What would they do with the economy? The people would live with a single dish; with some bread and cheese. You will not touch their religion. You will not touch it, and you will do more to protect it.
The best thing the CHP could do is to adopt a mentality that will appeal to the spirit of the Anatolian people rapidly and to come out as a party of the masses. The CHP must give up being a party that people are afraid of; most religious people are afraid of the CHP. They have a bad image about them. If they say, “We are a new CHP. We come with a new point of view and we embrace the people, the people’s moral values” and if they support the Islamic Union, the Turkish Islamic Union –the AK Party does not have anything special- then the CHP would become the new AKP . If the CHP carries these qualities as well, the people would support the CHP. Otherwise it would not work.
A9 TV: April 29th, 2014
ADNAN OKTAR: Changing the party’s name would be very nice. Secondly, it would be good to adopt a more religious spirit. If they adopt a modern, joyful, lively understanding of Islam they would increase their votes.
The CHP could adopt the good qualities of the AKP . They can look why the people are voting for the AKP and adopt those qualities. Then all young people would support them. They would become a completely new CHP. They can say day and night, “Ataturk was supporting the Islamic Union, so do we.” “Ataturk was distributing the Qur’an, so are we.” “Ataturk admired the Prophet Mohammad (saas) so do we.” “Ataturk told us to follow the Qur’an, so do we.” Done: This would be perfect. This would be perfect. Our people are looking for mercy, love, compassion, friendship, faithfulness, fear of Allah, and love of Allah.
For example, the CHP would increase their share of the vote if only they embraced Bediuzzaman.