Turkish PM Erdogan says recent turmoil in Turkey targets upcoming local elections on March 30.
BURDUR - 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.
"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 Islamic scholar, Fethullah Gulen, and opposition party Republican People Party (CHP) of fabricating voice records, allegedly belonging to him, and which were released via Internet recently.
The Prime Minister stated that the attitude of the current opposition in Turkey is similar to that before May 27, 1960 military coup. He declared that the opposition party collaborating with the Gulen movement, which he referred to as a `parallel state`, have been planning to topple the Justice and Development (AK) Party government.
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