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MHP stands as weakest link of People’s Alliance

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19.05.2018

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has recently been making some interesting but worrying statements.

One such statement was his demand from the Interior Ministry to probe the Fethullahist Terror Organization’s (FETÖ) link with more than 250,000 people who signed a petition to nominate İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener as a candidate for the presidential elections.

The second was his demand for an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of convicts, including well-known criminals with strong nationalist backgrounds. He made another bizarre statement this week suggesting that FETÖ and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) could be in efforts to stir up a revolt in prisons on the eve of the June 24 polls. None of these arguments voiced by Bahçeli have received genuine support from his party’s ally, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

All these kinds of interesting statements could be explained as efforts to keep his electorate intact and consolidated given the fact that he is speedily losing his place as the........

© Hürriyet Daily News