Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli, who denied claims that he stepped down as the MHP chairman following the election results, has said Sunday’s results do not change Turkey’s gloomy picture and that he will work for the goals of the party until his last breath.
Bahçeli was rumored to have resigned after a major loss of electoral support his party suffered in Sunday’s elections. “All cadres of our party are wholeheartedly at the helm of their jobs. May God does not put us away from our goals, principles and the consciousness of being a member of the Turkish nation,” Bahçeli said in a written statement released on Sunday night.
On the election results which showed the MHP lost nearly 4 percent of electoral support when compared with the June elections, Bahçeli said the number of votes the AK Party received do not mean to gloss over the “13 year-long period of fiasco and corruption under the AK Party rule. “No result will change the gloomy picture where Turkey has been trying to survive,” he said.
Noting that the MHP of course respects the nation’s choice, Bahçeli said the MHP declares to the nation that every vote cast for the AK Party will lead to more disasters for Turkey instead of bringing stability to the country.