MP: Parliamentary election results in Turkey unpredictable
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend / A. Tagiyeva /
The pre-election situation in Turkey is very tense. It is rather difficult to predict the election resultstaking into account the growing opposition's chances for victory and decreasing the rating of the ruling party among the population, the member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly from the opposition Republican People's Party Atilla Emek said.
"The election results can be unexpected," he told Trend over phone from Antalya.
He said that the Republican People's Party's chances for victory increased in these elections. It is quite possible for the party to head the Turkish government.
He said that the ruling Justice and Development Party has not achieved positive results in either internal or external policies for nine years.
Parliamentary elections in Turkey are scheduled for June 12. Erdogan's party has been in power in Turkey since November 2002. At the last parliamentary elections held in June 2007, it gained about 47 percent of the votes and formed a single-party government.
He said that the Turkish ruling party must pay more attention to developing the relations with the Caucasus and the Muslim countries.
"The AKP has paid more attention to strengthening the relations with the West in its foreign policy, he said. "The new government must strive for closer relations with the Caucasus and the Turkic countries."
He said that the existing problems in the Turkic countries also apply to Turkey. So, Ankara's authorities must do everything possible to solve the problems in these countries.
"The cooperation with the countries of the region and joint resolving the existing problems must be the main purpose of foreign policy of the new government," MP said.