Sancar: The power balance will be reshaped after the referendum
HDP’s Sancar thinks the “no” vote will be around 54%. Sancar said there is trouble boiling below the surface in both AKP and MHP and that the power balance in Turkey will be reshaped after the referendum.
In rallies, HDP Mardin MP Prof. Dr. Mithat Sancar travels from city to city to explain that the 18 articles to be voted on in the referendum will put the judiciary under the control of the one man regime.
Speaking to ANF, Sancar commented on their campaign, stressing first and foremost that a “No” outcome in the referendum will give Turkey a very important chance: “First, the path to normalization in Turkey will be reopened. Turkey is under very abnormal circumstances now. The social polarization, the mobilization around conflict, the political depression and the economic crisis create serious problems in Turkey. There is a country reality that is very far outside the normal.”
“IF THE OUTCOME IS ‘NO’, IT WILL BE A STOP TO ERDOĞAN AND HIS COALITION”
Sancar mentioned that if the outcome of the referendum is “No”, the peoples of Turkey will have told Erdoğan and the coalition around him who are responsible for the depression and the crises to “stop”, and added: “After they are stopped, according to the emerging political balance, there will be a normalization process. For us, the normalization is important but more is needed. There needs to be a democratic restoration. There needs to be immediate steps taken that will lead to negotiations in the Kurdish issue. If the outcome is ‘No’, these will be more possible.”
“WE WILL OVERCOME THIS AS WELL”
Sancar also spoke on the possibility of a “Yes” outcome and said that it wouldn’t be the end of the road. Sancar said the following on their course of action if this comes to pass: “The ‘Yes’ outcome won’t be the end of everything. On the contrary, we will continue our struggle. We will continue our efforts within the framework of our principles and goals. The conditions will be a bit harsher, but both we and our poeple know the periods with much harsher conditions. We overcame those, and we will overcome this as well.”
“IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT THIS SYSTEM”
Sancar stressed that the “Yes” outcome will create a serious crisis in administration and along with it, a system chaos for Turkey and added: “Because it is impossible to implement this constitutional amendment as a normal system. There are many contradictions within. And, we can’t say that Erdoğan trusts the coalition around him all that much.”
“THERE WILL BE RESIGNATIONS FROM AKP AND MHP”
Sancar pointed out that if the outcome is “Yes”, there will be eliminations and resignations in the AKP and added: “And MHP won’t be able to stop the fragmentation in them. Thus, even if the outcome is ‘yes’, the power balance in Turkey will be restructured. We will continue to march on the path of democracy, peace and freedom. We will do everything in our power for the peoples of Turkey to form a wide unity around these values.”
Sancar pointed to the disquiet in MHP and AKP and said: “There is a clear discomfort inside the MHP. And we can see the signs of turmoil below the surface in AKP as well. Even if the outcome is ‘yes’, it won’t be possible to stop these balls rolling. MHP will have a hard time continuing with Devlet Bahçeli. Most probably, they won’t be able to. Either the administration will change through a congress or a new party will be formed by those who leave the MHP. In any case, the status quo will lose.”
‘NO’ WILL BE AT 54%
Sancar said he estimated the “No” vote to be at 54% in the referendum and added: “As much as they try to distort the outcome or engage in election fraud, it looks like it’s hard for them to win over ‘no’. Whatever happens, the ‘no’ vote will be 54%. I’m certain that the ‘no’ vote will be over 65% in 17 cities I visited in Kurdistan. The determination for ‘no’ is strong in the cities that the state tore down.”