Expert: Turkish ruling party loses chances to head gov't

Politics Materials 31 May 2011 18:54 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 /Trend, A.Tagiyeva/

The balance of political forces will be changed in the upcoming elections in the Turkish parliament. As a result, the representatives of the Republican People's Party (AKP), having authority among the Turkish people, will come to power in Turkey, political analyst in internal politics of Turkey Ihsan Tezegul said.

"The Justice And Development Party (AKP) has already lost its power in Turkey," he told Trend over phone from Ankara. It was proved by the wrong domestic policy of Erdogan. The Republican People's Party has good chances to come to power.

He said that there will be major changes in domestic and foreign policies of Turkey after the elections.

The next 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 does not exclude that significant changes may occur during the parliamentary elections in Turkey. Thus, he thinks that Kurdish separatists in Turkey may use the pre-election situation, which made the country more vulnerable from the political point of view to start a conflict.

"There is a real risk of beginning Kurdish crisis in Turkey," he said.

He said that the authorities of the country, engaged in the pre-election campaign, do not deal with the internal affairs of the country. This facilitates the work of Kurdish separatists in Turkey.

The second person in the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Murat Karayilan repeated the threats of the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan about launching a new war if the Turkish authorities do not meet Kurds' requirements about autonomy and resolving the Kurdish issue.

The PKK head Abdullah Ocalan was previously sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey. He sent a warning message to the Turkish authorities through his lawyers, CNN Turk reported. In his message Ocalan has called June 15 as the last date. Afterwards, a great war will be launched if Turkey does not begin negotiating to resolve the Kurdish issue. Ocalan has expressed dissatisfaction with the policy of persecuting Kurds, pursued by Turkey.

The pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party also accuses the Turkish authorities of intensifying the crisis.

The Kurdistan Workers Party seeks for autonomy for Kurds in south-eastern Turkey by force more than a quarter of the century. The conflict has claimed over 40,000 lives. The PKK was recognized as the terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.