Presidential contender İnce accuses Erdoğan of making ‘secret deals with Israel’
Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of making “secret deals with Israel,” once again challenging him to debate on TV.
He directed a number of questions to Erdoğan on his Israeli policy after the president said he had no experience of foreign policy issues. İnce accused Erdoğan of “deceiving the public” on Israel, as his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) continues to do lucrative business in Israel despite harsh diplomatic rhetoric.
In a recent rally, Erdoğan said he had become globally renowned because of his “one minute” reaction against late Israeli President Shimon Peres at a forum in Davos in early 2009.
“I will not spend $40 billion for Syrian refugees … The U.N. recently made a new statement, saying 2.5 million more Syrians could flow into Turkey,” he said, referring to the situation in Syria’s Idlib province.