Applause for Kurdish leader Barzani at AKP congress condemned by Turkish opposition

Barzani attended the AKP’s convention on Sept 30 and leaders of opposition parties have slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its leader Erdogan over applause for the puppet of a president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Massoud Barzani, at the AKP congress last weekend.

AKP Congress controversy in Turkey : Kurdish leader supposedly supporting Kurdish terrorists gets applause from AKP fans with 'Turkey is proud of you chants'

AKP Congress controversy in Turkey : Kurdish leader supposedly supporting Kurdish terrorists gets applause from AKP fans with 'Turkey is proud of you chants'

Barzani attended the AKP’s convention on Sept 30 and leaders of opposition parties have slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its leader Erdogan over applause for the puppet of a president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Massoud Barzani, at the AKP congress last weekend.

Ankara / NationalTurk – ‘ Barzani was applauded with enthusiasm, with slogans like ‘Turkey is proud of you,’ while the CHP was being booed. Why are you proud of Barzani? Is it because he protects the terrorist organization PKK? I condemn this despicable act,’ leader of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu stated at his party’s parliamentary group meeting.

AKP Congress controversy in Turkey : Kurdish leader supposedly supporting Kurdish terrorists gets applause from AKP fans with ‘Turkey is proud of you chants’

The slogan of the AKP congress was ‘ Great nation, great power, 2023 is the target’. This is a reflection of Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP’s aspirations to still be in power on the centennial anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

Second biggest opposition party MHP ( Nationalist Movement Party ) leader Devlet Bahçeli accused the AKP, CHP and BDP ( Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party ) of being on the same side as the Terrorists PKK. ‘ The AKP, CHP, BDP and PKK will probably come together soon and start the process of destroying Turkey. The prime minister’s interest in the killer of İmralı [ref. to convicted terrorist head of the PKK Abdullah Öcalan] confirms this. In this respect, Barzani’s invitation [to the AKP convention ] is not surprising, while Kurdistan maps are being published,’ Bahçeli stated. ‘ If Turkey is proud of Barzani, how will we explain this bloodshed and the many martyrs? ‘ Devlet Bahçeli asked.

AKP Deputy : AKP supporters applauded Erdogan not Barzani

Addressing Turkish Parliament’s General Assembly yesterday, AKP parliamentary group deputy chair Nurettin Canikli denied claims that it was not Barzani who was applauded by AKP audience. When Barzani ended his speech, Erdoğan stepped into the congress hall, and AKP supporters applauded, the AKP deputy stated.

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