Ask the Leaders - Netflix

Glenn Campbell interviews the Scottish parties leaders.

Ask the Leaders - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-05-29

Ask the Leaders - Democratic Party (Turkey, current) - Netflix

The Democratic Party (Turkish: Demokrat Parti), abbreviated to DP, is a centre-right, conservative Turkish political party, established by Ahmet Nusret Tuna in 1983 as the True Path Party (Turkish: Doğru Yol Partisi or DYP). It succeeded the historical Democratic Party and the Justice Party, two parties with similar ideologies. Their sister party is the centrist İYİ Party. There have been four DYP governments since its foundation; one led by Süleyman Demirel, the other three by Turkey's first and only female prime minister, Tansu Çiller. The party now has only 4 seats in the Grand National Assembly after faring poorly in recent elections, when many voters defected to the Justice and Development Party (AKP). On 5 May 2007, it was announced that DYP and the Motherland Party (ANAP) would merge to form the Democratic Party (Demokrat Parti). For that occasion, DYP renamed itself (based on the historical Democratic Party), and it was planned that ANAP would join the newly founded DP. Shortly before the election, however, the merging attempt failed. However, ANAP stated it would not contest the upcoming elections. After the DP only got about 6% of the votes in the 2007 general election, Ağar resigned as party leader. DYP and the Motherland Party eventually merged in November 2009. The DYP was seen as a centre-right, Kemalist-conservative party. DYP's history spans back to the historical conservative Democratic Party, established in 1946 with the introduction of a multi-party system in Turkish politics. The modern DP's logo, a horse upon a red background, derives from the popular mispronunciation of its name, Demokrat Parti. The word Demokrat did not readily roll off the tongue of rural voters, who found it easier to say Demir Kırat (“iron white horse”). After the renaming in mid-2007, the logo became a white horse on a red map of Turkey in order to evoke this mondegreen.

Ask the Leaders - DYP in government (1991–1997) - Netflix

In the 1991 general elections, the DYP defeated the Motherland Party (Turkish: Anavatan Partisi, ANAP) and the Social Democratic Populist Party (SHP), forming a coalition government with the SHP. Süleyman Demirel became prime minister once again. After Demirel was elected Turkey's 9th President, following the death of Turgut Özal, the party leadership was taken over by Tansu Çiller, who became the country's first woman prime minister. In 1995 the coalition with the SHP, now merged with the Republican People's Party (CHP), collapsed. After the December 1995 elections, the weakened DYP formed first a coalition with ANAP, led by Mesut Yılmaz. Then, in June 1996, the DYP switched allegiances to form Turkey's first Islamist government with the Welfare Party's leader Necmettin Erbakan.

Ask the Leaders - References - Netflix