By Heidi Trautmann
On January 06, 2015 at 10.30 Prof.
Dr.Kudret Özersay arrived at the TRNC Ministry of the Intererior in Nicosia,
awaited by a big crowd of followers in front of the entrance, to deliver his
application to the Minister of Interior for the establishment of the new party
HALKIN PARTISI. When he came down again with the file of registration in his
hands, he and his wife Aliye Ummanel were greeted by the cheering friends and
supporters. “It is done”, everybody said, “we now have the body to start a new
future for Cyprus.”
For over two years I have been following
Dr. Kudret Özersay closely as you can read under the following link containing
my interview with him and report on a meeting with the Foreign Residents’
After the procedure of registration we
all drove to the building of the Chamber of Commerce where the auditorium was
reserved for the party’s first press conference. Dr. Kudret Özersay first introduced the 51 founding members of
the party, among them advocates, teachers, academicians of various disciplines,
artists, writers and businessmen.
After Dr. Kudret Özersay had won 21 % at
the last presidential elections he was pushed from many directions to establish
an own party. I was asking one of the founding members why it had taken him so
long to do so. “We had to establish a proper plan first, a programme, before we
could step out.”
And this new programme he was then
putting forward in front of the audience and the attentive media. My friend,
who kept me informed during the speech, said that the programme has approx. 70
pages, of which a summary was presented for all governmental responsibilities,
and this summary took him about 1 ½ hours. We could all feel that he was deeply
concerned and excellently prepared for the future tasks.
I find him a very charismatic but
serious man who carries the interest of his country in his heart and on his
tongue. He regards himself as a tool to carry out a cleaning process on all
shelves of society and governmental bodies. He does not make any promises but
counts on cooperation in all fields. He did not loose many words of wrong
doings in the past but came up with clear proposals of what can be done better.
His most important priority is a clean society and transparent politics, no
corrupution, no cronyism but the accomplishment of tasks by experts in their
The programme will be translated into
English and I will publish it as soon as it is available. PEOPLE’s PARTY short
HP has its own website www.halkinpartisi.biz.
We wish the newly established HP a good
start, courage and perseverance and the support of the right kind.