"‘Deceptionocracy’ or democracy?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The last time such a high number of deputies were missing at the inaugural session of parliament was perhaps in the 1920 inaugural session of the Turkish parliament in Ankara. Of course conditions were different. Istanbul was under occupation. Many deputies were banished by the occupying British administration to prison in Malta. Many deputies were loyal to the sultan and die-hard opponent of the “traitors” in Anatolia. Yet, out of 169 deputies of the Ottoman parliament 115 were present together with other “elected” deputies in the first congregation of parliament in Ankara."
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