Presidency is under occupation: MHP head Bahçeli

Presidency is under occupation: MHP head Bahçeli

Presidency is under occupation: MHP head Bahçeli

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Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of prioritizing his personal career “at the expense of hurting the people’s interests.”

“For us, the presidency is currently under occupation. The presidency has become a branch of the [ruling Justice and Development Party] AKP,” Bahçeli said, speaking at a press conference on March 17.

The MHP leader claimed that Erdoğan had violated his oath and disregarded the constitutional impartiality of the post.

He also expressed outrage at the president’s remarks that Turkey should be “administered like a company.”

“The president is either ill or he has lost his mind. If you want to run a company, you should immediately head the prosperous firm you have with your family and leave the presidential post, which has been emptied in terms of morality,” Bahçeli said.

 Erdoğan is “guilty of misconduct and demolishing the respect of his duty,” he added, accusing the president of acting as if he was a “shunt” of the AKP by engaging in political activities.  

“He deems everything to be legal for him. Nobody will even say anything if Erdoğan declares he has unliterary annulled the Republic of Turkey itself,” Bahçeli stated.