According to the outdoor Recep Tayyip erdoğan and Devlet Bahceli present himself as a close political Partner. The Turkish President and the head of the nationalist party MHP as allies in the so-called people's Alliance in the local elections on October 31. March. A few days ago, they called Turks in the case of a joint election meeting by the votes of right-wing conservative. But the Alliance is less stable than it seems.
a Long time Erdogan and Bahceli were bitter opponents – and could be soon again, suggest observers. The 71-year-old Bahceli could come after the elections to the conclusion that in spite of all the objections of Erdogan's, with early parliamentary elections would be best served.
last year, Bahceli urged his Partner Erdogan to call early elections. His right-wing party the National movement (MHP), claimed in the election, with 11.2 percent of the votes and benefited from the fact that Erdogan's justice and development party (AKP) lost its majority in Parliament: Since then, the AKP in Parliament is dependent on the MHP. In the local elections, the MHP supports many of the ACP candidate, and receives in return in other areas of the Erdogan-party a free Hand.
The MHP is currently the ACP is essential
For more than 20 years, from the southern Turkey Osmaniye stem end of Bahceli leads the MHP, the political home of the infamous extremists of the "Grey wolves". From 1999, he served for three years as a Vice Premier in a coalition government under social Democrat Bulent Ecevit, before he had to endure after the electoral defeat of his party a half-decade on the edge of the political operation. When he returned in 2007 to the Parliament, he came first as an opponent of Erdogan.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
But that changed, as an internal party, the MHP revolt split and Bahceli to the Alliance with Erdogan forced.
In the presidential campaign of last year, the MHP supported the candidacy of Erdogan and was allowed to return to their politicians in the protection of a list connection with the Erdogan's party to the Parliament. For Bahceli, the maneuver paid off: The MHP is, since then, with its 49 members of Parliament for the AKP in the case of law projects is essential.
Bahceli, who collects in his spare time, classic cars, and eleven cars in the underground garage of the MHP headquarters in Ankara has been parked, for a strictly anti-Kurdish and anti-Western policy. So, he rejected in the past year, the lifting of the state of emergency that made it easier for the authorities, the persecution of political opponents. In the current municipal election campaign, he accused the West for a "Crusader"mentality, and threatening the alleged attackers from the West, the Turks would "drown in their own blood".
Bahceli could be quickly returned to the enemy
But of unwavering loyalty Bahcelis to Erdogan can be in Turkey. Should lose the AKP in the local elections of restraint, which is close to several polls, the MHP-in-chief may be new thoughts about the Alliance with the ACP. "Bahceli could come to the conclusion that he should leave the ship," said the USA-based Turkey expert Selim Sazak of the daily mirror. In the case of AKP supporters worry this is a possibility for uncertainty, says Sazak: "Bahceli was your enemy before he became your friend he can be to the enemy."
Because early elections would be for the AKP and Erdogan is currently extremely inconvenient. The economy is in recession, the since 2002, the ruling party lack the human and conceptual responses to the problems of the country and for the expensive choice of gifts is hardly any money there. After a poor performance of the AKP in the local elections, the government would be possibly a changed political landscape. Even ask for a change of power after more than 16 years, could come on the agenda.
Erdogan's party threatens to defeat in Ankara
according to surveys, the Erdogan will be able to defend the party, although their domination in the metropolis of Istanbul, the capital Ankara, however, before a defeat. The third-largest city, Izmir, is already a stronghold of the Opposition. According to the 31. March could be two of the three largest cities of Turkey in the Hand of Erdogan's opponents, says Sazak: "If the Opposition wins, either in Ankara or in Istanbul, the AKP problems. If the Opposition wins in both cities, the floodgates open.“