An article by Doğu Perinçek, Chairman of the Workers’ Party (Turkey). This article was published in Doğu Perinçek’s column in the daily newspaper Aydınlık.
The decisive question
The question is: Which government we will fight against to establish a national government during the upcoming economic crisis?
At the moment that we asked this question, we see that the candidates are in different positions.
That's right, all three of the candidates are embracing the "Kurdish Resolution" process. In other words, they support the pro-US division plan. However, the people of Turkey will destroy the power of Tayyip Erdoğan and clear the PKK's so-called structures in southeastern Turkey. Tayyip Erdoğan is the head of the power which has destroyed the Republic and is the main target of the National Government struggle.
When we settled into the struggle front for the National Government, considering Tayyip Erdoğan and Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu on the same front does not seem proper; more importantly, this causes us to move away from the power struggle.
The discourse that “we should consider these three candidates equally,” is backing off the main strike. However, setting up the direction of the main strike in the right way is one of the main provisions both in wars and political struggles. This is the main difference between the ordinary demonstrator and the vanguard party.
An ordinary citizen may not make such a distinction; does not act according to a strategy. However, the vanguard party determines a road map by answering questions such as over the main strike and the secondary strike. The parties which haven't got a knowledge of leadership cannot take this responsibility and acts like the ordinary citizen. However the vanguard party is necessary for leading the ordinary citizen.
Uniting the people
When we look at the situation from the voters perspective, we embrace all of our citizens, both the voters and the boycotters. We do not want to mislead them saying "vote for this candidate". We want to remind them of the main task which will gain importance especially on the morning of the 11 August. We will show the way in the power struggle. If we say do not vote for all of them we become an ordinary citizen and give up the role of leadership.
We have a vanguard party
We will overthrow Tayyip Erdogan even if he becomes the President.
We will unite all of our people on the way of toppling Erdogan without any discrimination!
Our goal is to establish the National Government; and build a strong state and a free society based on people.
The Workers Party has a National Government program, a power strategy, the general staff and ready for its duty.