MHP unveils election manifesto promising ‘national revival’
Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has unveiled its election manifesto ahead of the June 24 early elections. The manifesto, with a tagline “National Revival, Blessed Uprising,” calls for reforms to bring economic relief to farmers, retired people and families of the disabled, martyred, and veterans.
The MHP election manifesto emphasized five topics, including “smart state and public administration,” “justice,” “combatting corruption,” “multifaceted and multi-dimensional foreign policy,” and “industrialization and SMEs.”
The election manifesto of the MHP also promised economic relief for traders, such as tax-free fuel, cutting off VAT for farmers and reducing taxes for seed, seedling and agricultural pesticide.
The MHP pledged early retirement for veterans, employment for the children of martyred people and increase in salaries of their parents.
The party also vowed to grant amnesty except for those who were put behind bars in terrorism-related crimes—including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members—child abusers, rapists and murderers.
According to the manifesto, the strengthening of national unity and embracing the nation’s own historical values are needed to overcome the problems and to stand up against global challenges.
The MHP announced its long-term strategic goal to bring Turkey to the position of “Global Power and Leading Country” until 2053.
To be able to reach this level, the MHP vowed to use Turkey’s own natural and human resources as well as economic, social and technologic opportunities.
Eight political parties are racing in the early elections on June 24, including the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), İYİ (Good) Party, MHP, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Free Cause (Huda-Par) Party, Felicity (Saadet) Party and Patriotic (Vatan) Party.
For the first time in Turkish political history, political parties will go to elections after forming alliances.