Former Speaker of Parliament Bulent Arinc, “Now the love and trust in Tayyip Bey continues, but it continues to weaken. We must stop this weakening,” he said.
Bülent Arınç made assessments on the agenda in the special program he participated in on Channel 42. Answering questions from journalist Mucahit Enes Turbil, Arinc made harsh criticisms of his party, especially on the economy .
Arinc’s statements are as follows:
“My name is David the righteous”
“The people brought us to power for 20 years in a process where they were satisfied. If satisfied again, be sure we will go. People show their satisfaction at the polls, sometimes every 5 years, sometimes every 3.5 years. I have always seen victories. However, the AK party weakened in the elections of June 7, 2015, elections in which I left politics. This is God’s warning to us. I have been in this business since the elections of 69. I am a person who came to Konya during the Erbakan Hodja elections and did propaganda. I know how he gave Konyalı Hodja 40,000 votes, he didn’t give it in vain. “This man has a job,” he said. He made both religious and intelligent, teacher and motor, that’s what we want. What the blind want is one eye, God gave two eyes. They found him at Erbakan Hoca. He obtained 3 parliamentary votes. After that, he gave his party 9 deputies. He trusted… Then the AK party came and gave everything to the AK party. My name is David the Just. They were expelled from 9 villages, we took refuge in the 10th village for now. But I found a nice saying recently. He said: “Whether what you say is true, the rest is the work of 9 villages”. Now the love and trust in Tayyip Bey continues, but it continues to weaken. This weakening must be stopped.
“Do you know how much 2 kilos of meat cost?”
Criticizing statements by AKP members regarding hikes and the cost of living, Arınç said, “Our group vice president made a mathematical miscalculation. Then I don’t know if it came back or not, it fell into a count that would include 7% like 700%. It was a little ridiculous, of course. He’s a very good person if you don’t give in to your carelessness. An MP from Konya said “small increases, there is nothing to complain about”. These people hurt, but just so you know. In other words, he walks around with his chest tight so that I eat half a kilo of meat instead of 2 kilos of meat. Do you know how much money 2 kilos of meat are worth? 300 pounds. Who will pay this money?” used the phrases.
“People ask themselves all this on election day”
Arınç, who also made a statement regarding MHP Kayseri MP Baki Ersoy who resigned from his party after being disciplined by his party due to his criticism of hikes and inflation, said: “Now, the MHP is an unaccepted or unspoken partner of the government. . In other words, it is one of the essential elements of the Popular Alliance. Bahceli sometimes says “we are the opposition party”, but he tries to protect our president and the government with everything. I’m not about that. Why did the hon. member say that and why was an investigation made into him? People wonder all these things on election day. Today, he does not even deign to express them to himself, but at election time, he remembers them all. Then there will be a lot of things that will remind the nation of that,” he said.
“It means their propaganda”
Arınç said that criticism of the National Alliance candidate has turned into useful propaganda for the National Alliance, adding, “They present themselves as a 6-party alliance because the National Alliance has not yet determined its candidate. They will also consider announcing their nominees when the time comes. Today they speak of certain names. For them, the following can be useful as political communication; If they are talked about every day, it means they are announced every day. Advertising is not good. If people talk about whether Mansur Yavaş or someone else is the candidate of the 6-table and the 6-table, and if people talk about it every night on TV, that means their propaganda. Personally, I don’t want to be a tool for such propaganda,” he said.
“We have to get to the root of price increases on the markets”
“There are 3 markets, they do this and that. I know these market owners. All of them are religious, sane and members of the AK party. They all love Tayyip Bey like their own brothers. 3 grocery chains, I talk to them. ‘What are you doing?’ I say. Sir, this is our highest profit rate of 1% or 1.5% Look, the prices in all markets in Turkey are almost close to each other. Business is on offer. How much you buy is how much you put into it. One said, “I have 60,000 employees. I have 11,000 stores. I employ these people. I pay taxes on all of them. But for example, the State pays the rent of the Crédit Agricole markets. The government pays its employees. Go do the same there. There, some things cost 50 cents or 10 cents less or more. Depends on where you are looking. Therefore, it is necessary to get to the root of price increases in the markets. They try to make money with a turnover of 1 or 1.5 lira. You would do an injustice if they said that. Please hear me out about Konya Markets. Someone says to his boss or to himself: “Buy them high, but sell them low”. This has not been seen anywhere in the world. I will buy expensive but will sell cheap. Well, I’m going to make a loss, who will cover my loss? There is no such trade anywhere in the world, “Shut up, do like this”.