the republican peoples party (rpp) is not worthy of commenting on, in its current form. however, when its leader deniz baykal, a chronic, lifetime victim of the cassius complex (**), asked tayyib effendi if he had asked (permission of?) the military before proposing the opening of turkish ports to south cypriot traffic in return for lifting sanctions to the northern administration; it stopped being a mere abode of incompetence but became a menace to democratic civilization.
"alarm" is not really necessary, the rpp is not worthy of that either, but some monitoring might be in order.
just as i said in the previous post, oriental is by nature "religious", it is not necessarily confined to islam and can appear in pseudo secular baathist, royal and republican forms. along with the islamic version, their common point is freaking over control.