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Deniz Baykal: Old politician or quarterback?

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A week ago, former Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal, 78, initiated a serious discussion on the upcoming presidential elections to be held in 2019. Baykal stated that the CHP needed to announce its presidential candidate as soon as possible and underlined the fact that the game’s rules have actually changed (in reference to the outcome of the constitutional referendum). He also said that past rules were no longer valid.

“The CHP must act accordingly and as quickly as it can. Our presidential candidate should also assume the leadership of our party. He should have control over the party organization,” Baykal added. His statements fomented chaos in the CHP and raised feverish reactions in the media.

But what exactly did Baykal mean and what’s his........

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