MHP leader blasts Good Party as ‘political cemetery’

MHP leader blasts Good Party as ‘political cemetery’

MHP leader blasts Good Party as ‘political cemetery’

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has described the recently founded Good Party (İyi Party) as a “political cemetery,” in his first direct comment against Meral Akşener’s new party, which includes a number of former MHP figures.

“The end of this is a political cemetery. The end of the Good Party will be grim,” Bahçeli said in a weekly address to his MHP parliamentary group on Oct. 31.

The Good Party was founded on Oct. 25 under the leadership of Akşener, a former senior MHP official who was expelled from the party amid disagreements with Bahçeli.

Akşener’s Good Party has currently five seats at parliament, made up of four former MHP lawmakers and one former main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy.

“The indigestion of Turkey and the MHP now has shape in flesh and bones. It has found itself a sick body to live in and a rotten rope to hold on to,” Bahçeli added.

“The Turkish people see and are aware of everything that happens … The fusty, apostate political residues who are trying to warm their new, custom-built seats will one day be burned,” he also said.