28/03/2023 | Writer: Selma Koçak
Within the context of the protocol signed by AKP and YRP the following statements took part, , “We will focus our attention on the legal regulations regarding prevention of acts and perversions against our moral values.”
Yeniden Refah Partisi (The New Welfare Party -YRP), which announced that they would stand in presidential and parliamentary elections alone, changed their mind and joined People’s Alliance.
A protocol text was also signed between Justice and Development Party (AKP) and The New Welfare Party (YRP) which has recently participated in the alliance, before the alliance protocol was submitted to Supreme Electoral Council (YSK).
The demand of abolition of Law no. 6284 to Protect Family and Prevent Violence Against Women by The New Welfare Party, which had previously stated that they would not join People’s Alliance and had nominated YRP Chair Fatih Erbakan as the presidential candidate, had sparked debated also within the AKP.
Although the Law no. 6284 was not directly mentioned in the protocol signed today, it was realized that the demands of the YRP, were admitted by the AKP.
In the section titled “Social Issues” of the protocol revealed by journalist İsmail Saymaz on his social media accounts, the protocol text included some statements like “integrity of the family”, and “prevention of acts and perversions against moral values”.
The approved demands of The New Welfare Party, which has been brought to the agenda with Great Family Meetings that were organized with the aim of closure of LGBTI+ associations and producing and spreading hate discourse, were included in the protocol as follows:
“We will focus our attention on eliminating contradictory provisions in the existing laws to protect the integrity of the family, on the legal regulations regarding the prevention of acts and perversions against our moral values and on the relief regarding indefinite alimony system.”
“It will be ensured that National Education curriculum to be aligned with our national and moral values and, if necessary, all regulations, including contradictory contracts, will be reviewed.”
“Efforts will be made in order to harmonize public health conventions with our national interests.”
Tags: human rights, family