MP of Turkish Opposition Party Speaks out on Violation During Parliamentary Elections
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / MP Yilmaz Atash of the opposition Cumhurriyet Halk Party (CHP) of Turkey, stated that the second term of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey will cause problems in the country.
After the Parliamentary elections held on 22 July, the Parliament was formed from three parties, including 340 MPs from AKP and 112 from CHP and 71 from Milliyyetci Halk Partisi (MHP).
Atash noted that in 1999, the CHP could not come to power, and after two years of the AKP being power, Turkey faced an economic crisis, where its national debt doubled. "We warned about such results, nevertheless, the government policy was not able to settle the problem of unemployment and many other economic problems," MP said.
The member of CHP does not expect anything new from the AKP in the next five years. Turkey will face unemployment, large debts, and many other problems. Atash touched upon the increasing threat of terror, and the issues linked with the European Union and Cyprus reached a deadlock.
Atash said violations of Turkish legislation occurred during the Parliamentary elections, stating that the AKP rendered assistance to 4.5mln people to obtain their votes.
Representation of AKP allows the party to nominate its candidate at the President elections. Atash believes that there are well-corresponding candidates for the Presidential elections in the AKP. "The candidates should nominate their candidacy officially. Only then we will decide which candidate we can choose for President. There will not be differences within the CHP on this issue," Atash added.
The MP noted that the party he presents will be in opposition again.