Demirtas says AKP is doomed to shut down
Turkey's ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) drifted apart a whole lot of party enthusiasts that have long since stopped advocating its cause, and settled for money making, self-interested thieves who will flee from the party when they lose the elections, said Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chair of the HDP.
The AKP once consisted of loyals, especially women, that would go from door to door 365 days a year, to find solutions to people’s problems and to tell them their cause. But those faithful partisans have parted ways with the AKP because they were not thieves, the jailed Kurdish leader said.
“The AKP today is a distribution center for unearned income, and probably will cease to exist after the elections” Demirtas said.
Demirtas argued that the “thieves” still serving the AKP for the spoils would abandon ship when they see that AKP is plainly losing the elections and seek to join other political parties, trying their chances with the winners.
“Say you were a thief, wouldn’t you run when the police arrive?” he asked ironically.
Demirtas concluded that “when the thieves lose and flee, the AKP will shut down. Because there won’t be much left”