HDP’s Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş stated that on June 24, the winner will be either democracy or the one-man regime. Demirtaş stressed that the most critical issue is that the HDP overcomes the threshold, and added that undecided voters and those who don’t know the HDP should be convinced.

HDP’s captive Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş answered Medya News’ questions through his lawyers.

Demirtaş stressed that the AKP is holding snap elections because a large scale economic crisis looms over the horizon and said, “The war policies they implement within and outside the country and their economic policies based on wastefulness and pillaging is about to go bust. With the snap elections, they want to postpone this crisis to after the elections. They want to achieve results under State of Emergency conditions with a snap election as the only way to save their rule.”

ELECTIONS BETWEEN A SERIOUS RUPTURE OR OPPORTUNITIES

Demirtaş stressed that with these elections, there will be serious ruptures in the political arena and that opportunities might arise: “In the case of the AKP losing the government, the opposition front will have achieved an opportunity for a new move for democracy. Of course if the forces of democracy use this situation well, certain democratic developments could emerge. But if the AKP remains in power, Turkey will have officially transitioned into a one-man regime. In this sense, these will be important and critical elections.”

“THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE IS THAT WE OVERCOME THE THRESHOLD”

“We as the HDP are entering the elections with our own strength. We focus more on HDP overcoming the threshold rather than what the government will do,” said Demirtaş and added: “But the results the Millet (Nation) Alliance will achieve against the AKP are also important. The opposition’s success as a whole can clear the path for Turkey. The most critical issue here is that the HDP overcomes the threshold and enters the parliament. Otherwise, the whole of the opposition will have lost. Similarly, it is very important that I achieve a good percentage in the Presidential election and we continue our claim in the second round.”

“THE UNDECIDED AND THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW THE HDP SHOULD BE CONVINCED”

Demirtaş issued the following call for voters:

“Our voters should convince and encourage voters around them who are undecided or don’t know the HDP in particular so our party can overcome the threshold. We must aim for high percentages in both elections, with the motto ‘1 vote for HDP 1 vote for Demirtaş’.”

HDP’s former Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş stated that AKP will lose the parliamentary majority, the presidential elections will go on to the second round, and that “We will prevail.”

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