Turkish government: “A cat to blame for the power failure the night of the elections”.
Scenarios for a new prime minister in Turkey. The name of the Head of MIT, Hakan Fidan, is being discussed among the candidates!
By Manolis Kostidis – Ankara
The results of the local elections in Turkey has been announced with the ruling AKP as the winner, but the big election battle continues in Ankara.
Three days after the vote, the Supreme Electoral Council has not finished counting the votes! Many speak of rigging.
The municipality, according to unofficial results, has been won by the candidate of the AKP, Melih Gökçek with a difference of 40,000 votes. However, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) argues that according to the data of their electoral representatives, their party should have been preceding AKP by 80,000 votes! The counting of ballots has stopped at 98.5%.
Already, the candidate of the Republican People’s Party, Mansur Yavaş, has announced that he has asked the recounting of the votes in 214 polls.
Many blame the government agency and Anatoli, which according to the opposition “during the first hours they inflated the power of the AKP to 48.5%, in order to cause frustration to the representatives of the opposition parties so as to abandon their positions and create the opportunity for the rigging”.
The CHP also complained that the director general of the agency Anatoli, which broadcasted the results in the election night, during the crucial hours he visited the AKP. “What was the director of the state agency doing in the offices of the party, while at that time he should have been at his office”, asked the MP of the CHP, Gürsel Tekin.
The visit admitted the Deputy Prime Minister, Bülent Arınç, who said “it was a simple 15-minute visit; we should not be searching for theories on the subject”.
However, Anatoli agency announced that it stopped providing services to the newspaper Taraf, with the excuse that “one day before the election it was talking about an organized plan to inflate the results and transmit initial results from the ballot boxes in areas that are considered “castles” of the AKP.
It was all the cat’s fault!
What sounded like a joke were the statements of the minister of Energy, Taner Yildiz, regarding the widespread power cuts at the night of the elections in Turkey. The Turkish minister stated that “a cat that went into power plant fell into the generator and caused a black out. “In Turkey, on the internet (only on Facebook, since Twitter and YouTube remain banned) there are jokes about the government’s excuse , which stress that “after the ‘interest rates lobby’ there is also the lobby of the cat that wants to overthrow the government”!
However, already in the Turkish press there scenarios for the post-Erdoğan era when he decides to be elected president by participating in the presidential election in August. The columnist of the newspaper Radikal, Cüneyt Özdemir, emphasizes that among the names that have been heard, is that of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Babacan, but what is more impressive is that the name of the commander of the turkish secret service (MIT), Hakan Fidan, is also being discussed!