Turkish PM’s dream is over: Opposition leader Bahçeli
AA PhotoNationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has claimed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s dreams of becoming president went up in smoke.
“We cannot take this [corruption] operation lightly, we cannot let it go,” Bahçeli told his supporters during a rally in Manisa. “Whether he has come [to power] by democracy or a coup, or whether he is a dictator; it is impossible for him to remain in power.”
Bahçeli said Erdoğan will not be able to become president, a position he is believed to aspire. “You cannot go up to Çankaya [the presidential location]. You will run out of breath midway there,” he said. “Presidency is just a dream for you.”