HDP co-chair says judiciary fears Erdoğan more than God
AA PhotoPeoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of “violating the constitution for months,” as he fails to remain neutral during the election campaign and nobody can take action “because they fear Erdoğan.”
Speaking in an interview on private broadcaster Fox TV on May 4, Demirtaş said the president is committing a “constitutional crime” by saying that the parliamentary system has been “destroyed in Turkey.”
“Of course, this is a constitution made after the 1980 coup. But still the president of this country has been violating it for many months. No prosecutor is taking action over this. The reason is fear,” he said.
“I believe they fear Erdoğan more than they fear God. I heard [ruling Justice and Development Party] AKP supporters say that ‘God forgives, but he [Erdoğan] does not,’” the HDP co-chair added.