Expert: Turkish ruling party loses chances to head government
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 /Trend, A.Tagiyeva/
The political balance will shift following the upcoming Turkish parliamentary elections. The resulting representatives of the Republican People's Party, possessing 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 power in Turkey," he told Trend over phone from Ankara. It was made clear by the wrong domestic policy of Erdogan. The Republican People's Party has viable chances to come to power.
He said that there will be major changes in the domestic and foreign policies of Turkey after the elections.
The next parliamentary elections in Turkey are scheduled for June 12. Erdogan's party has held 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. He believes that the Kurdish separatists in Turkey may utilize the pre-election situation that allowed the country to become more vulnerable from the political stance, giving way to conflict.
"There is a real risk of Kurdish crisis beginning in Turkey," he said.
According to Tezegul, the authorities of the country engaged in the pre-election campaign, do not deal with internal national affairs. 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 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 which have been pursued by Turkey.
The pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party also accuses the Turkish authorities of intensifying the crisis.
The Kurdistan Workers Party has sought autonomy for Kurds in south-eastern Turkey by force for more than 25 years. The conflict has claimed over 40,000 lives. The PKK was recognized as the terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.