Abdulkadir Özkan: "Is the Constitution the only problem of Turkey?"

Abdulkadir Özkan: "Is the Constitution the only problem of Turkey?"
Date: 10.2.2021 17:00

Milli Gazete columnist Abdulkadir Özkan writes on a new constitution debates in Turkey. Here is the full article.

email Print zoom+ zoom-
The responsibilities of the ruling parties and the opposition parties are different. For example, it is the job of those in power to find solutions to the problems of the country and to fix them. On the other hand, opposition parties have to come up with their solutions to existing problems. However, this is not the case in our country. If you look at the statements of the spokespersons, the opposition parties are responsible for the problems, not themselves. In the meantime, instead of thinking about the problems of the country, an attitude is shown to follow the unrest and separation within the opposition parties and to be happy about this. Whereas, scratching a nail on the opposition parties will not bring anything to the power, it will make the existing unrest and problems even more unbearable.
For example, the increasing number of unemployed people and the unbearable livelihood problems do not seem to concern the spokespersons of power. If he is concerned, the ruling party and its partner should turn all their attention to these problems, burst their heads to find solutions to them, and beyond that, they should lose their sleep in the face of problems. However, the only issue that concerns them is constitutional change right now. Well, even if a new constitution is prepared, will it be able to pass the Assembly with the necessary majority? Let's say it's passed, will the new constitution bring a solution to the existing problems? It is not possible to say yes to these questions.
Even the problems that are getting worse every day due to the epidemic will be enough to understand that today's primary solution is not constitutional change. In my article yesterday, I drew attention to the lack of clarity about the fight against the epidemic and some questions that the society awaits answers. I will not go back to the same topic. However, because of the epidemic, face-to-face training has not been possible for a year, and distance education, which is applied to compensate the emerging lack of education, has not been able to compensate. There are various reasons for this. One of these reasons is that when we think of education as a society, we think of the trio of students, teachers and schools, so even our students who can access distance education could not benefit properly. Beyond that, the children did not focus on distance education. These determinations are what we have stated for those who can access distance education. I sometimes try to draw attention to the lack of infrastructure for distance education and students who do not have a television and computer, tablet and smart phone were completely excluded from the education. Is it possible to blame these children for being excluded from distance education? Because there is no fault of them in this. In the report of the Ministry of National Education evaluating distance education for 2020, 13 percent of the students could not attend the lessons on EBA TV. On the other hand, it is stated that 1 million 78 thousand students in public schools do not have the internet and 227 thousand of them do not have a television.
I think it would not be wrong to say that the time spent with distance education for these students is a waste of time in terms of education. While it is a fact that distance education cannot be achieved like face-to-face education, the fact that they do not have a device to follow the internet or lessons caused these children to fall behind in the race. While this deficiency should be corrected as a state, there is not much that has changed despite a year. There are only some predictions and promises. So, how will these children, whose number is more than one million, be compensated for their losses due to distance education that they cannot access? In their statements, the relevant people said that this would be compensated at the earliest opportunity, but how it will be is unknown. Moreover, when distance education came to the fore, they were so scared that distance education will be more beneficial than face-to-face education. However, this did not happen. Constitutional amendment was brought to the agenda, and the loss of more than this million children was left to be forgotten like all other problems.


Milli Gazete Puplication Group All Rights Reserved © 2000-2016 - Can not be published without permission ! Tel : +90 212 697 1000  /  Fax : +90 212 697 1000 Software Development and System Support: Milli Gazete