Everybody working for Erdoğan
The recent polls on “what if there was an election today?” show that if there was an election today, the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) would be under the election threshold of 10 percent.
This party is not only losing votes in the west, it is also losing votes in the east and southeast.
The situation is also critical for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). It looks as if it is barely over the threshold and if there were elections held today, it may unsurprisingly roll under the threshold.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) position is apparent; it stays where you left it.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has reached levels of 55 percent now.
When you look at this picture, then it is possible to understand what crosses President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s mind.
It seems as if the tried and proven strategy of the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, to “increase tension, diversify enemies, scare the people, snatch the votes,” would serve for the 400 deputies he has always dreamed of in a possible early election.
For this reason, the operations supported by curfews will continue as they are. Other groups will be added to the academics, who are presented as the “new source of evil.”
We will soon see the declaration of early elections on grounds that “the opposition is reluctant to write a new constitution.”
Turkey, with the support of an incompetent and foolish opposition, is being dragged quickly into authoritarianism.