Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Creation of a new political party in Turkey after the Nov. 1 parliamentary election is currently the most discussed topic in that country.
A new party's emergence is significantly influenced by a number of factors. One of them is the split within the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
The other one is the growing disagreements in the Justice and Development Party (AKP) - the party of the prime minister of Turkey.
For instance, earlier, former deputy prime minister of Turkey, Bulent Arinc, who is also one of the founders of the AKP, clearly stated that there are serious disagreements within the party.
Arinc further said he would not disclose the essence of those disagreements out of respect to the AKP.
A statement recently made by the former president of Turkey, Abdullah Gul also suggests that no matter how much the former party leaders try to conceal the differences within the AKP, they are still there.
After the Oct. 10 terrorist attack in Ankara, Gul expressed his condolences to the leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, and thus caused the discontent of the country's prime minister.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Gul should express condolences to the people, but not to Demirtas.
If we take into account that only six days are left before the re-run parliamentary election in Turkey, the establishment of a new political party at the moment is irrelevant.
But a new political party is expected to emerge following the parliamentary election in Turkey. It is not excluded that its members will mainly consist of those from the National Movement Party.
So, the establishment of a new political party will be a serious blow at the National Movement Party.
But given the current situation in Turkey, a new political party will unlikely have a serious affect on the political situation in the country.
It should also be stressed that AS Parti political party was established in Turkey in February. Its founders were mainly retired sergeants.
As the Turkish current opposition, namely, People's Republican Party, National Movement Party and the Democratic People's Party is unable to resist the Justice and Development Party, it was considered that AS Parti would be in demand as opposed to most political parties.
It was expected that the retired military would become an alternative opposition in Turkey, but this did not happen.
Edited by CN
Rufiz Hafizoglu is the head of Trend Agency's Arabic news service, follow him on Twitter: @rhafizoglu