Attention: AKP/MHP coalition on the way

Attention: AKP/MHP coalition on the way

A statement by Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), is the talk of the day now. What Bahçeli said was that if there was a need, if there was a necessity, “Then to defend the national and historic interests of Turkey, the de facto support we have been supplying to the government up until today may take a legal dimension. And the MHP will prove that only for the country and for the nation, it is ready to undertake all kinds of responsibilities.”

This is a very meaningful statement… 

According to what I have heard, there is only one implication in this statement by Bahçeli: The MHP leader wants his party to form a coalition with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party).     

As a matter of fact, to this end, he would ask for authorization from the Central Executive Committee (MYK) of the MHP to conduct coalition talks. 

In short, the situation is this: The coalition that was not preferred on June 7, 2015, when the MHP had 80 deputies, looks preferable today, when they have with 40 deputies. 

Well, what is the calculation here? 

Presumably, there are three things. 

First, it is to remove the strongest argument that the demands for an extraordinary convention are based on: “The idealist grassroots of the party want the party to be in power.” 

Second, it is to be able to get the advantages of entering a snap election with a coalition government where the MHP is a partner. 

Third is to suppress the domestic opposition movement within the party with the power obtained from being a coalition partner. 

Now the question is whether or not President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who feels like he is at the peak of his power, would favor such a coalition partnership.  

What if you are a sultan? 

They are drawing up the areas of responsibility of the “new prime minister.” They are saying that the new PM will not do anything that the “chief” has not pointed to. He will work with all his might for the presidential system. He will leave the U.S. and Europe to the “chief.” And then, they are pronouncing the fundamental restrictions for the “new prime minister.” 

They are saying that he should not be so challenging or ambitious. He will not know everything. He will have a low profile. He will be aware that he is temporary. He will also know that he was brought to this position by the chief. 

One cannot stop from asking: If these are the conditions, then why would one become the prime minister of Turkey? Or what is the difference if he is a sultan in Egypt? 

Questions concerning the Muslim mayor of London  

If Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had remained in his position as the prime minister, would he have said, “All hail London,” as he has said “All hail Jerusalem, All hail Baghdad?” 

There was Islamophobia, what happened to that? 

Will there be anybody saying that the election of a Muslim mayor in London was actually a conspiracy operation against the chief who has been challenging Europe? 

Will there be a “Pelican File” about the Muslim mayor of London claiming he is actually a member of the “parallel structure?” 

Recommendations for PM candidates  

If you have an academic past, do not ever mention it. 

If you are assertive about any matter, do not ever emphasize it. 

If you are not very much in favor of the system called the presidential system, don’t ever become a prime minister.

If you say you have your own style or similar things like that, do not ever attempt to take this job. 

If you do not have a mustache, then you had better grow one immediately.