Probe will look into Bahçeli’s time, says Turkish PM
MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli. AA PhotoAn investigation will be launched to look into the coalition of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s time, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during his return flight from Mongolia.
Erdoğan said the MHP leader challenged him on a commission that would be formed to look into the coalition of his time, daily Hürriyet reported, despite the questionable losses of the banks at the time.
“When I return, I will have my friends investigate it,” Erdoğan said. “We will look into their time. There was over 111 quadrillion in losses of banks, 246 quadrillion with interest. He denies it, even with the facts. 3.5 years is the time of their ruling, and there is another extra 13.5 quadrillion in forced savings.“
“We took care of these,” Erdoğan added. “The numbers are there. The interest, the inflation is there. And he says none of those existed in his time. We will reveal all. Who knows what else will come up?”
Bahçeli has been voicing strong criticism against the ruling party’s decisions in accordance with the ongoing peace project, accusing the government of running separate U.S.-led agendas.
Bahçeli has said the peace process was a conspiracy serving the U.S.-led Greater Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMENA) and that its ultimate aim was to found a Kurdish state. He also said the peace process was a pretext for imperialist games being played with Turkey, in cooperation with the AKP.