Nationalist party calls reform package ‘shameful’
‘Education in mother tongue is the most serious dilemma,’ Bahçeli, says. AA photoThe democratization package announced by the government Sept. 30 aims to meet the demands of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said on Oct.1, describing the package as “shameful” and “nightmarish.”
“Prime Minister [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] is attempting to pull the wool over our nation’s eyes with democratization packages. He is meeting the demands of the PKK one by one,” Bahçeli said on Oct. 1. Bahçeli labeled the package as “a so-called democratization package” while claiming the package was the outcome of the PKK’s imposition on government.
“Mr. Prime Minister, who praises himself on carrying out silent revolution, surrendered to the PKK with a sneak revolution. This package is the outcome of bargaining. This package granted was approval of the PKK and murderer of İmralı [jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan] and was blended with reports of the Wise People Commission.
The will of the Turkish nation, the will of Parliament, and expectations of our nation were not taken into consideration,” Bahçeli said. “Separatism has gained more ground with this package.”