Friday, June 20, 2008

Dervis plans to comeback in Turkey's politics protested. ....contract up in November 2008

While Ban Ki-moon gives his last hand to Kemal Dervis' attempt to return back to Turkish politics, it seems that the labor Unions back in otoman empire doesn't like at all the idea of his return.

Today the representatives of Confederation of Turkish labor Unions (Türk-İş), Confederation of Turkish Real Trade Unions (Hak-İş), Confederation of Revolutionary Workers' Unions (DİSK) and Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) announced that they would not join High Consultative Council meeting on new constitution in protest of the participation of Kemal Derviş, the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) who in 2001 became Turkey's economy minister after a 22-year career at the World Bank. Turkey in 2001 was facing its worst economic crisis in modern history. Sources closes to the unions said they understood Derviş had plans to come back to the Turkish political scene by autum.

Very strangely the recent contract extension that Ban Ki-moon handed out to his USG's and ASG's, list Kemal Dervis with an expiration of November 2008. While Ban has already extended Ad Melkert (Dutch sources say), it seem that he or Mr. Dervis himself has other plans passed November 08.

While in Turkey all Labour Union protest against the UNDP Leader, UNDP itself proclaim his "short" visit in Turkey as yet another success story. You can read more about it here.

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