Turkish PM accuses HDP's co-chair of posing as a ‘nice guy’

Turkish PM accuses HDP's co-chair of posing as a ‘nice guy’

Turkish PM accuses HDPs co-chair of posing as a ‘nice guy’

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş of playing a “nice guy” role for the elections, speaking at a rally in Istanbul’s Sancaktepe neighborhood. 

“Demirtaş poses in the role of a nice young democrat here. But he threatened people in case they [the HDP] cannot pass the election threshold in his rallies in the eastern part of the country. For God’s sake, one who talks about blood, who says our Kaaba is Taksim, represents Kurds?” Davutoğlu said on June 3.

“They are trying to make Demirtaş look good to people. Is it going to work? He says ‘I represent Kurds.’ Can he represent our pious Zaza and Kurd brothers? Can he represent Turks? He does not have his roots in these lands. His roots are abroad,” Davutoğlu said about Demirtaş.

The prime minister also said there were two options for the voters in the June 7 general elections: stability or chaos. “We are on the eve of a new decision. It will be either the stability brought by the [ruling Justice and Development Party] AKP or this chaos and crisis gang will try to shake the country,” he said.