Tuırkish opposition 'tense' due to ruling AKP rule

Tuırkish opposition 'tense' due to ruling AKP rule

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Tuırkish opposition tense due to ruling AKP rule

Deputy parliamentary speaker says consecutive terms at the benches caused frustration among parties. AA photo

According to Sadık Yakut, who has been serving as deputy parliament speaker for the last nine years, the constant tension observed at Parliament is related to the fact that the opposition parties have been disappointed and frustrated as they have not been in power since 2002.

'Hopeless opposition'

“I sense that the opposition is hopeless. According to surveys, the opposition is not, yet again, appearing as an alternative to the government. Their remaining on the opposition benches for three terms makes them short tempered at the General Assembly,” Yakut, a Kayseri deputy for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), told Anadolu Agency on July 19.

He said tension had raised over the past 10 years, expressing his opinion that one of the most important reasons of this was that the AKP has been in power since 2002.