CHP Trabzon deputy Haluk Pekşen argued that the crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands is a scenario and said, “This Minister of Foreign Affairs is planning this for 15 days and he is the head architect of this scenario.”
Pekşen claimed that a scenario has been prepared by the Turkish Foreign Minister because of the increase of ‘no’ votes for the referendum which will be held on April 16.
He said, “An incredibly good scenario has been prepared, but we call it ‘ostrich scenario’. It is also interesting that the Prime Minister of the Netherlands could not talk to our Prime Minister on the phone although he called him 8 times. A female minister is being sent to the Netherlands. Process is running with the Netherlands. In all countries of the world, even people on street know these two rules about foreign politics: Firstly, foreign policy do not carry out on political shows. It is done at the table and as far as possible the bilateral relations are made behind closed doors. Secondly, in foreign policy the most important is the interests of the country, not the interests of a party.”
Pekşen argued that the Foreign Minister should be investigated by saying “This Minister of Foreign Affairs is planning this for 15 days and he is the head architect of this scenario. The prime minister was on a television channel on March 6 and said ‘We will work in the Netherlands, but there will be an election there. We will do these works after the election’. What was the point of taking these works before the election? The responsibility here falls on Chief Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals. Can he do it? I have no hope.”
He stated that Turkey will not surrender to fear in the 16 April referendum as a respected country of the mighty civilized world and will sail in hopes by saying ‘no’ to illegitimate foreign policy. He finished his words like following, “Everyone in this country sees this: If we provide %87 of participation to the election, the result will be %100 ‘No’. I am sure in this country ‘No’ will win on April 16th, not fear and pressure. National Treaty and national parliament will win. Sovereignty will be unconditionally the nation’s (by referring Atatürk’s saying about this issue).”