MHP leader Bahçeli to Turkish PM: You are on slippery ground
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MHP leader Bahçeli says there are dangerous people around the PM. DHA photo
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has issued a remarkable warning to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying the prime minister seemed to be dragged into a trap in which his life might also be put in danger.
“If some anonymous people are easily able to fly various and big flags and posters at a point which is very close to the platform where the prime minister is delivering his speech at the AKP’s [the ruling Justice and Development Party] outdoor meeting, then the situation is serious,” Bahçeli said, warning that in this case, “the possibility of setting a trap for the Prime Minister Erdoğan is very high.”
“That’s to say, if the anonymous people carrying posters, the hired flag carriers sneaked in right next to the prime minister by going beyond the security chamber, then red blooded conspirators will also be able to do it easily as well,” Bahçeli said, speaking at a parliamentary group meeting of his party.
The MHP leader noted that they would take legal action into the unfurling of the party’s flag at the Justice and Development Party (AKP) rally in Ankara over the weekend.
“It shouldn’t be disregarded that the people standing next to the prime minister, gathering around him and standing within arm’s length have been seeking opportunity with bad intentions,” Bahçeli said, without further elaborating.
“Are the ones, who are making a political tool out of the hanging of Menderes and the poisoning of Özal preparing a setup for Erdoğan step by step in order to have him shot?” he asked.