New AKP gov’t means economic chaos: CHP
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government will cause chaos in Turkey and problems in the economy if reelected in the general elections, on a televised interview May 24.
“If the AKP continues to be the government [after the general elections on June 7], there will be chaos.
There will be problems in the economy. Look, the foreign investment does not come to Turkey because they do not see Turkey as a safe place with rule of law. This is why we call on [the electorate] to bring the government to us so that we can ensure these. We will guarantee stability,” said Kılıçdaroğlu, during an interview with private channel Halk TV late May 24.
He claimed the AKP is making a campaign over how the economy and stability will be damaged in a CHP government.
“They say in their campaign that stability will be damaged and dollar and interest rates will increase if the CHP comes to the power. Now I want to address all of our citizens: Who is saying that the economy is stepping back for three years? Not me. Mr. President is saying this. If the dollar rising now, who is responsible? They are responsible,” said Kılıçdaroğlu adding that the economy is already facing major problems under the AKP’s rule.
The CHP leader also said that they faced disadvantages during their election campaigns but added that they have overcome it thanks to their supporters.
He recalled that the municipality in the western province of Bursa closed the metro May 23 to prevent people from attending a CHP rally in the city.
“A mayor is cutting off the transportation to prevent people from attending the main opposition party’s rally so that they will say less people gathered at our rally compared to the AKP’s. This is called immorality. Why do they do this? The ground is shaking and they see that they are losing the power so they are becoming more aggressive,” said Kılıçdaroğlu.
He also said that the safety of the voting system is an issue in Turkey, unlike in countries such as France, Germany or Japan.
“In a country where the legal system is healthy, such as France, Germany, England or Japan, people are not concerned if there will be any fraud in the elections. But in Turkey we are. Why? Because we do not have democracy and rule of law,” said Kılıçdaroğlu.