With Turkey’s 14 May elections just days away, European parliamentarians continue to voice their opposition to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its bloc of far-right and Islamist allies.
Miguel Urbán Crespo, a member of the European Parliament and Spain’s Anticapitalistas party, told Erem Kansoy of Medya Haber TV on Thursday that change is fundamental in Turkey’s elections.
“Being able to overthrow [Turkish President] Erdoğan, to put an end to an authoritarian regime that attacks both political and religious minorities in Turkey should be the goal,” the MEP said, arguing that the Turkish president has always resorted to war to maintain his authoritarian regime.
“That is why I think it is essential that people go to the polls to vote for the Green Left Party, for the ecologist left, which represents not only the aspirations of the Kurdish people but also the aspirations of a large part of the Turkish left,” Crespo said, calling on voters in Turkey to “go to the polls for a future without authoritarianism”.
“Go to the polls and support the Green Left Party for a future of restored democracy in Turkey,” he concluded.