Opposition parties act as a coalition: Turkish PM
DHA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has reiterated his accusations that the country’s opposition parties in parliament, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), were acting together as a coalition against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Speaking at his party’s rally in the northwestern province of Çanakkale on May 25, Davutoğlu said they would not allow those who wish to polarize society by ethnic background and sect, and that they would not allow those willing to divide the country with “parallel” bodies.
“No matter what, we keep spelling out ‘one nation, one state, one homeland and one flag,’” he said.
“Our nation had hard times in 1915,” said Davutoğlu, referring to the Battle of Gallipoli fought in Çanakkale during World War I. “Those who fought in Çanakkale had not been divided by nationality and acted in unity... We will not allow those who wish to divide our nation by ethnic background or sect,” he added.