Erdoğan will not allow a coalition

Erdoğan will not allow a coalition

While President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was addressing the heads of villages and neighborhoods at his presidential palace in Ankara, I watched him from live broadcasts on television and said, “This is through. We will hold early elections. He will not allow a coalition to be formed.” 

We can also assume he has already started his election campaign since he has started his palace gatherings again. He will again use the means of state to criticize everyone from the palace podium. He had already made it clear a day before that he would not allow the optimism that came from the Davutoğlu-Kılıçdaroğlu meeting. 

He said he would not extend the 45-day period to form a government because he did not have the authority to do so. 

Actually, he has the power. The constitution says that in the case that a government is not formed in 45 days, the president consults the Speaker of Parliament and may decide to renew the elections. There is no requirement but if he thinks a government may be formed, he may extend this period. 

But he will not do such a thing because, indeed, he does not want a coalition; he favors snap elections.  

Actually, after the June 7 elections, he specifically waited some time before assigning the mandate because he did not want the time before the forming of the parliamentary council to be used for coalition negotiations. 

From day one, he was thinking of elections and he forced circumstances to be able to make this possible. He looks as if he will succeed. 

The president, once more, is restricting the will of the parliament; he is obstructing the manifestation of the nation’s will in the parliament. 

Escaping justice 

On the topic of prosecutors who ran away from Turkey while they were about to be arrested on charges of “trying to stage a coup to topple the government,” Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan posted the following tweet: 

“Those who base their jurisdiction on those centers other than the nation will run away from justice as such. Thank God, they do not require a law while they are running away from Turkey.”

Members of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) have the habit of saying whatever comes to their mind first, whereas they need to weigh their words twice before uttering them. 

Recently, the energy minister made a comment on “pools” and taking this opportunity, everybody started once more talking about “media pools” and bidets.

Now, when Akdoğan said “to escape justice,” involuntarily, everyone started thinking about the cabinet ministers and their sons who were facilitated in escaping justice. 

Those ministers who piled money in their houses, those who wanted to lay in front of businessmen to protect them from being prosecuted, those who were fond of very expensive watches, those who received cash hidden inside suit bags and their sons…

Those who were after precious plots in the cities and those who had stacked so much money in their homes that even after extensive labor they were unable to “zero” the money… 

The entire business, the business of escaping justice, was finished at the parliamentary commission; they were acquitted there.  

Thank God, they also did not require any law or anything…

The businessman was saved by the prosecutor, thus the parliament did not have to work overtime. 

What can we say, Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan?  Take care in your words; do not attract the rage of some people, okay?