Aksener: No objection to dialogue between CHP & HDP
The leader of nationalist Good Party said on Tuesday that she had no objections about their ally having dialogue with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
Asked by journalist Fatih Altayli in a live broadcast to comment on a possible meeting between the leaders of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and HDP, Good Party leader Meral Aksener said:
"Every political party should have respect for the relationships between other parties. We've always had this respect."
Noting that Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the presidential candidate of the election alliance formed by CHP and far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in 2014, had donated, in a friendly gesture, to the campaigns of his rivals Recep Tayyip Erdogan and HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas, Aksener said that her priorities were the same with everyone else:
"Respect for the rights of the people, for the rule of law, for the unity of the country, and for the first four articles of the constitution."
She went on to say that Turkey is now "imposed a discriminatory discourse over ethnic identities" and that "the source of this discourse is not nationalist circles."
Aksener, who till very recently claimed that a "likely winner" instead of CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu should be nominated by the six-party opposition bloc, told Altayli that she was hundred percent certain that they would win the coming election.
The bloc announced yesterday that their presidential candidate is Kilicdaroglu, three days after it nearly collapsed following accusations by Aksener that Good Party is unfairly imposed Kilicdaroglu's candidacy, that personal agendas and ambitions have taken precedence over national interests in the bloc, and that people's expectations are no longer reflected in the bloc's decisions.