AKP to give lesson to those attempting economic attack on Turkey: Erdoğan
The upcoming March 31 elections will be a slap on the faces of those who are attacking Turkey’s economy, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 22.
“We will snub those who are attacking our economy,” Erdoğan said at a rally in the southwestern Muğla province of Turkey.
This nation will “spoil the game” in the March elections, and the People’s Alliance of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will garner record-high votes, he stated.
He once again accused the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party of making an alliance with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
“The illegal PKK and terrorists are supporting their alliance,” Erdoğan claimed. He said the HDP would support the opposition’s Nation’s Alliance where the ruling party and the MHP are weak.
He also said the Turkish security forces have “determined” that the PKK had “tied all its hopes to the victory of the Nation Alliance in the March elections.”
“The circles acting hostile against Turkey are supporting the opposition alliance,” he added.
İYİ Party and the CHP are “drowning” in internal party conflicts he said.
He accused CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of being a “coward” on the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, insinuating the CHP leader hid that night. He argued that Kılıçdaroğlu traveled to Istanbul’s Bakırköy district under the protection of FETÖ.
He tried courting votes from the residents of the Aegean province of Muğla, particularly Bodrum district, to support his alliance because the CHP “has not served you properly.”
“Bodrum has no infrastructure,” he said, giving recent floods in the district as examples to what he called the opposition’s “incompetency.”