Future Party General President Ahmet Davutogluafter the court decision on İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem ImamogluAt the “Nation Stands Up to Their Will” rally held in Saraçhane, Istanbul, in support of; “If you want to intimidate us in this way, I am saying on behalf of 85 million democracy lovers here that we are not afraid, we are not afraid, we will not be afraid. Even though 24 hours have passed, I am calling out to Erdoğan and the spokespersons of the government, who have not said a word on this issue yet, do not let us say, ‘Impartial and independent court decision. We do not, we do not, do not recognize this decision. Turkey“It is to build the future of Turkey as a new country that our youth will never think of leaving,” he said.
The leaders of the National Alliance addressed the citizens at the “Nation Stands Up to Their Will” rally held in Istanbul Saraçhane to support Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, following the court decision against him.
“IF YOU WANT TO FEAR US THROUGH THIS WAY, HERE I AM SAYING ON BEHALF OF 85 MILLION IN LOVE OF DEMOCRACY WE ARE NOT FEAR, WE ARE NOT, WE WILL NOT FEAR”
Future Party Chairman Ahmet Davutoğlu said:
“Our problem is not only to protect the position that İmamoğlu deserves. Our problem is to fulfill the will of the Istanbul electorate. Republic of Turkeyto protect its democratic values. Yesterday, the judiciary was once again politicized. Our issue is above politics. We are in different political parties. But we all say with the same loud voice, human dignity, fundamental rights and freedoms, democratic rule of law…
Whatever values I defended in the Metropolitan Municipality building on April 21, 1998, whatever values I defended on the television screens and in the national and international press on the evening of July 15, 2016, I am here and I will be here to defend the same values.
I am calling out to the power holders from here, do not let your absolute power deceive you. Many absolute power holders have been deceived in the past… They are gone, but our nation’s love of democracy remained and will remain. There is the power you hold in that palm of yours, that power; Every time you squeeze it so as not to lose it, it burns you like a burning fire, return to the conscience of the nation.
If you say that we will put a mortgage on the 2023 elections; If you want to scare us in this way, here it is, on behalf of the 85 million democracy-lovers, we were not afraid, we are not afraid, we will not be afraid.
“WE DON’T KNOW THIS DECISION, WE DON’T KNOW, WE WILL NOT KNOW”
Don’t try to design politics over the ballot box. I’m calling out to Mr. Erdogan and the spokespersons of the government, who hasn’t said a word on this issue even though 24 hours have passed, don’t tell us that ‘an impartial and independent court has decided’, we won’t believe it… We did not, do not, and will not recognize this decision. Dear members of the judiciary, you have a historical burden on your shoulders, and every decision you make will not concern a mayor or a political party leader, but will shape the future of the Republic of Turkey. We are entering a difficult period. Members of the honorable Turkish judiciary, I call out to you, never follow any political instructions. Judgment Its members have only one belonging, and that is justice.
Yesterday was a dark day for the Turkish judiciary. I hope that due to political pressure Supreme Election Board No member of the judiciary is put under pressure during the election, especially in the elections. But if they are put under pressure, they should know that we, as 6 political parties, will stand behind those members of the judiciary. Let them be brave and never surrender to political instruction.
“I ESPECIALLY CALL OUT TO THE AK PARTY VOTES, RISE YOUR VOICE AGAINST THE NATIONAL WILL PEOPLE”
I also call out to the voters who love the ruling parties: Act prudently and never be provoked. Especially AK Party I am calling out to the electorate: Raise your voice against those who have captured the national will. Dear AK Party supporters, your gains cannot be guaranteed by a corrupt government. The guarantee of your gains is the democratic state of law.
From here, I am calling out to the voters of the Nationalist Movement Party: National unity, our future is not protected by declaring everyone who does not think like us terrorists. The basis of national sovereignty is the national will. Whoever reaches out to the national will is the real terrorist. Without the national will, the homeland cannot be protected, the nation cannot be united, the state cannot be made strong.
“WATCHES AGAINST HALIL IBRAHIM TABLE”
Know that we are standing. We set out for a new Turkey. Our goal is; is to build a country where our farmers, tradesmen, workers, women, youth and retirees can walk with their heads held high. While our goal is to raise the thoughts and beliefs of anyone in any way, we will build a new Turkey together, where it is not accused of being a terrorist. The table of six is the table of Turkey and the nation. I call out to those who talk about this six table, there are two tables in Turkey. There is a wolves’ table where everyone eats each other for someone’s benefit, collapsing on marinas, collapsing on plots. We set up a Halil İbrahim Table against that table of wolves. Welcome to the Halil İbrahim Table against the wolves table. There will be no forbidden food or orphan right at this table. The root of this table is the values we believe in, freedom, justice, welfare, equality, and political morality. We are coming to make political morality dominant. We will never allow anyone to turn the summer of the second century into winter, the summer of the next.
“OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD THE FUTURE OF TURKEY AS A NEW COUNTRY THAT OUR YOUTH WILL NEVER THINK OF LEAVE”
This election is not just a change of power, it is an election in which the leaven of our republic will be crowned with democracy. It is the choice of clean politics against the corruption order, a humane dignified living order against poverty, freedoms against prohibitions. No one will lose as a result of this election. Together we will walk to a new horizon with determination. We are coming to sow seeds of love on the soil of Anatolia and Thrace. Our issue is not who will take which position, we are not after positions. Our aim is to build Turkey’s future as a new country that our youth will never think of leaving.”