Politics Is An Inevitable Part Of Our Lives – OpEd


Politics is an inevitable part of our lives. Those who don’t engage in politics are governed by individuals less educated than themselves.

“Those who are too smart not to engage in politics are punished by being governed by idiots,” said Plato centuries ago.

In this situation, less educated political leaders try to learn through trial and error on fundamental issues. We’ve seen the state of our economy, and now they are acquiring knowledge about our foreign policy. We gave our latest response to Germany on Gaza conflict, and we are going door to door for the Eurofighter. The anticipated major Istanbul earthquake is approaching; on Büyükada, public institutions are evacuating coastal areas and moving to high hills.

Those interested in politics will decide in the elections; no one will be forced to vote. For days, they have been transporting cars and construction equipment to the AyaNicola monastry region on Büyükada. The beachfront area in Kumsal is being redesigned, and constant excavation trucks are running on Tepeköy during weekdays. The construction of the middle school above is completed, but plans are being made for new constructions.

People who are unfamiliar with the islands were elected to the local administrations of the islands; İBB sees the islands merely as a source of income. Oversight and order have come to an end, and we find it difficult to walk on the streets.

We can discuss elections, politics, or if you prefer, we can also address topics related to caring for and adopting cats and dogs from veterinary clinics.

Haluk Direskeneli

Haluk Direskeneli, is a graduate of METU Mechanical Engineering department (1973). He worked in public, private enterprises, USA Turkish JV companies (B&W, CSWI, AEP, Entergy), in fabrication, basic and detail design, marketing, sales and project management of thermal power plants. He is currently working as freelance consultant/ energy analyst with thermal power plants basic/ detail design software expertise for private engineering companies, investors, universities and research institutions. He is a member of Chamber of Turkish Mechanical Engineers Energy Working Group.

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