The Turkish government’s election campaign consists of a policy of war because they have no real solutions to the problems the masses face, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Pervin Buldan said at her party’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.
HDP continues to work with hope and faith despite the crackdown on the party, Buldan said, arguing that the Turkish Constitutional Court’s (AYM) rejection to adjourn the closure case until after the elections was a result of governmental pressure, a political intervention in the election process.
“HDP’s route is democracy,” Buldan said, “Those who try to change the HDP’s stance and agenda, to instil despair by creating an atmosphere of uncertainty, will certainly not succeed.”
The HDP co-chair said that part of the election campaign of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its far-right ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is war policy, and the government is preparing for a new military operation against Syria in this direction.
“We are dealing with a government and its ally preparing to run their electoral campaign through Syria,” she continued, “They want to disguise the hunger and poverty they have brought to the public with the politics of war. The entire public and the opposition should be aware of this fact.”