With just two days to go before the pivotal elections that will reshape Turkey’s political scene and future, the Green Left Party, the country’s left-wing and pro-Kurdish opposition, is receiving increasing support from prominent members of the European Parliament.
French politician François Alfonsi and Swedish politician Malin Björk told Medya Haber TV’s Erem Kansoy that they support the Green Left Party for the construction of a more democratic Turkey.
“Turkey is an important country for the European Union and a country where we want to promote democracy and regional peace,” Alfonsi said, urging voters in Turkey to cast their votes for those who will pave the way for peace and democracy.
“I particularly support the party of the left and the ecologists and I am convinced that thanks to this party, democracy will take root and flourish in Turkey and bring the best possible fate to the Turkish people,” said the French MEP.
Björk stressed that all eyes were on Turkey now since this election was of great importance and also called on all people in Turkey to vote for a peaceful and democratic Turkey.
The Swedish MEP said that the Green Left Party represented the democratic future of the country against the anti-democratic rule of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “We definitely support the Green Left party in these elections in order to start the peace process,” she added.
“We don’t want a country that represses all opposition, we don’t want a country that blocks the press, that attacks women’s rights. These elections are a very important momentum for democracy in Turkey or the continuation of the repressive rule by Erdoğan,” Björk said.