Huda-Par denies bargaining but claims ability to manage any ministry
Zekeriya Yapicioglu, the chair of Huda-Par, a political party with alleged ties to the terrorist organization Hizbullah, denied bargaining a ministerial position with the ruling bloc but said the could manage any ministry in line with the needs of the people, regardless of which ministry they may be given.
Yapicioglu's statement came after rumors surfaced that the Huda-Par was bargaining to get a minister in exchange for their support for the President Tayyip Erdogan in the upcoming May 14 elections.
"We do not have any deficiencies in managing any ministry," Yapicioglu said, "We have the experience, knowledge, and skills to do so effectively. We will work to ensure that any ministry we are given is managed in a way that benefits the people and helps to promote their interests."
The statement has sparked criticism and concern among those who remember the brutal and deadly actions of Hezbollah in the past, which is held responsible for the deaths of over 500 people, including many Kurdish political activists, human rights defenders and journalists.