Davutoglu Threatens to Open Terrorism File Against Erdogan – Al Marsad

In response to accusations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of betraying their party, the former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and the leader of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) hinted at disclosing secrets that, according to the former ally of Erdogan, would shame many.

[Libyan, 29 August 2019] – “If the terror related cases are investigated, many people will not be able to go out to face the public. If anti-terrorism books are opened, many faces will turn to shame,” Ahmet Davutoglu told a rally in the town of Sakarya in the Marmara region.

Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

“If the terror related cases are investigated, many people will not be able to go out to face the public. If anti-terrorism books are opened, many faces will turn to shame” (Ahmet Davutoglu)

On the eighteenth anniversary of the establishment of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Erdogan’s former ally and Prime Minister, referred to the events in 2015, when he was serving as Prime Minister of Turkey, Davutoglu said, “When Turkish history is written in the future, the period between 7 June and 1 November will be one of the most critical times.”

Ahmet Davutoglu was referring also to the period of accusations of terrorism levelled by the Government of Justice and Development Party against members of the predominantly Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) after the HDP passed the electoral threshold, winning seats in the parliamentary elections, and forming a bloc within the Turkish Parliament. This prompted Erdogan to call for new elections in November of the same year, after the peace talks with the Kurds came to an abrupt end.

Rallying behind former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey responsible for the Ministry of Economy, Ali Babacan, as he prepares to launch his new party, Ahmet Davutoglu answered accusations levelled against him by saying: “I became Prime Minister of this country, and I came through the elections, and no one can say that I am a traitor. I remember all my predecessors as prime ministers, none of whom were traitors, even if we were accused of being traitors.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

“How can people who are not members of the ruling party feel comfortable? Tell me when were we traitors? Tell me, I challenge if we have taken a single step contrary to the cause of the Turkish nation and its conscience.”

Referring to the removal of his images from the video footage of the eighteenth anniversary of founding the Justice and Development Party (AKP), that Davutoglu co-founded, he said, “If any movement embarks on erasing its history, it means it is starting its self-destruction.”

© Al Marsad English (2019).