Erdoğan: All cities will have municipal stalls
The government will extend the practice of municipal stalls to all provinces in the country if the expected decline in the food prices does not happen by until March 31, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
“We are committed to bringing these products to our citizens at cheap prices,” Erdoğan said on March 4 speaking at a rally in Zonguldak.
“If this work does not yield organized [sales] until March 31, we will disseminate it in 81 provinces,” he said.
He slammed at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for his criticisms against the municipal food stalls and his argument that the farmers in Turkey are exhausted, accusing Kılıçdaroğlu of slander. “He is uncomfortable with the stalls because of queues. Mr. Kemal, they are not queues of poverty, they are queues of wealth,” Erdoğan said.
The government has established sale points in just one week and started to bring fruits and vegetables to the citizens at cheap prices, Erdoğan said, noting that the prices went down by half immediately.
In the upcoming local elections people will elect mayors first, but it is not the sole outcome of these polls, he said.
“Together we will disrupt the work of traps to be established against Turkey,” he said. Those who act against our country are rubbing their hands. But my nation will give them necessary lesson on March 31,” he said referring the local elections.
Those attacking Turkey are waiting in “ambush” he said, identifying them as “terrorists on the borders” attacks on Turkish economy with “interest rates”, attack on consumption with price hikes.
The CHP, İyi (Good) Party, and the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) have been in “collaboration” against him and Nation’s Alliance, formed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Erdoğan said.
Those parties are in cooperation because they are “afraid of the power that Turkey will reach when achieved its 2023 goals,” the president said.
He blamed the opposition parties for not producing successful projects, but using all their energy for having fights in local administration, the president stated. He criticized the CHP and İYİ Party for having fights in joint election candidate lists for the upcoming local elections. He also blamed them of not talking against the terrorist organization PKK.