Ahmet Davutoglu, leader of the Future Party in Turkey, said that the current president of the country, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family, are the biggest “calamity that befell our people,” according to the Turkish opposition Zaman newspaper.
Davutoglu, one of Erdogan’s closest confidants in the past when he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and then Prime Minister before his resignation, added that Erdogan’s eagerness to stay in power made him not hesitate to forge unnatural political alliances in principle, such as his alliance with a nationalist party and another leftist movement, the national movement led by Dolt Bahceli and the Fatherland Party led by Dogo Bringke.
Davutoglu explained at his party’s conference in the city of Mersin, southern Turkey, that Erdogan had established an alliance even with the revolutionaries of the end of the 1990s, accusing him of also putting obstacles in his face.
“Erdogan left his friends who struggled and fought with him in exchange for the symbols of old Turkey, and he tries to hold us back now,” he said.
To his right, he made Bahceli, who was one of the accomplices of the 1997 coup, and to his left, Bringke, who was against the call to prayer and the veil, and said that the 1997 coup is still continuing.
Commenting on Erdogan’s recent call to the Turks to be patient with the hardships they are going through, Davutoglu said, “The nation will be patient.
But what calamity will they be patient with?
Who are the cause of this calamity?
If he meant patience for poverty, unemployment, inflation, corruption and injustice, well, then why is it all?
You are yourselves calamity.
The biggest calamity that befell this people is the regime that turned the country into a disastrous family business.