Sunday, June 23, 2024

Geert Wilders requires a pro-secular chief in Turkey

Amsterdam: Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders known as for a brand new chief in Turkey elected by the residents “who help secularism” in a veiled rebuke of the nation’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“I gained the Dutch elections. And I want that Turkish residents who help secularism and Kemalism will elect a brand new chief who can win the subsequent elections,” Wilders, who delivered a shock election victory on November 22, stated in a publish on social media platform X on Sunday.

Geert Wilders is currently negotiating to become the Netherlands’ PM.

Geert Wilders is at present negotiating to develop into the Netherlands’ PM.Credit score: Getty

Wilders, who has lengthy known as for limiting immigration of Muslims into the Netherlands and has beforehand attacked Erdogan, known as for a brand new Turkish chief “who halts the inflow of extra Arabs in Turkey, protects Turkish ladies, helps the working class and stops corruption”.

Erdogan defeated Turkey’s pro-secular occasion earlier this 12 months to take his 20-year rule nicely into a 3rd decade. The subsequent presidential election in Turkey is scheduled for 2028.

Within the meantime, Turkey’s most important opposition Republican Individuals’s Get together has already picked a brand new chief forward of the native elections in March.


Wilders, who gained extra seats than any surveys had predicted, is at present negotiating with three different events to type a right-wing coalition because the nation’s subsequent prime minister.

Whereas the 4 events are more likely to attain an settlement over a crackdown on migration, subjects together with assist to Ukraine, cooperation with the European Union and local weather insurance policies might complicate the talks.

Nonetheless, as coalition talks proceed, newest polls point out rising help for Wilders’ Freedom Get together. “After all I wish to develop into Prime Minister,” Wilders stated on X on Saturday.

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