World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish PM Erdogan said on Thursday that the recent wiretapping scandal, the recently released fabricated voice records and the anti-graft operations in Turkey target the upcoming March 30 local elections.
Speaking at a meeting held in the southern Turkish province of Burdur, "March 30 local elections will be a choice between the stable, developing new Turkey and the poor, unstable, chaotic, old Turkey," said Erdogan.
"A new Turkey refers to stability, strength, unity and development while old Turkey is marked with coalition governments, instability, chaos, and poverty," added Erdogan.
Erdogan also accused Hizmet Movement leader, Fethullah Gulen, and the opposition party Republican People Party (CHP) of fabricating voice records, allegedly belonging to him, that were released on the internet recently.
The Prime Minister stated that the attitude of the current opposition in Turkey is similar to that before the May 27, 1960 military coup.
He declared that the opposition party was collaborating with Gulen's movement, which he refers to as a 'parallel state', which has been working to topple his democratically elected Justice and Development (AK) Party government.Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2014, 15:11