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Türkei NEIN Partei, Tuna Beklevic, Europamagazin, ARD Das Erste
 
Türkei “Nein”-Partei gegen allmächtigen Erdogan gegründet
 
Tuna Beklevic versus Erdogan: “We are fighting for our lives”
 
Tuna Beklevic, the head of the “No” Party, a group opposing the proposed constitutional reforms, has described the events as the “perfect storm.” The dispute with Europe, he said, was precisely the kind of thing Erdogan had hoped for. Beklevic fears the scandal will mobilize nationalist voters. “It could provide Erdogan with exactly the 2 to 3 percentage points that will ultimately decide the referendum.”
 
No Party Blocked
CHP MP Barış Yarkadaş has noted that a group of politicians who wished to organise under a No Party umbrella effectively ran up against a blockade by the AKP. Yarkadaş said, ‘Theirs is no different from Germany’s prohibitive approach. They get angry with Germany but initiate even harsher practices in Turkey.’ Former General Chair of the Strong Turkey Party, Tuna Bekleviç, and his friends submitted a petition to the Interior Ministry a while back. Bekleviç acquired the right to the No Party name. However, despite the passage of 26 days since the application, the Interior Ministry is not taking the necessary action. As such, the right of Bekleviç and his friends to campaign and organise is being effectively blocked. Yarkadaş, who has brought the matter onto the parliamentary agenda and has asked a question to the Prime-Minister, commented ‘The Ministry’s door has become a wall. No reply is even forthcoming to the party founders’ petition. This amounts to a constitutional crime. The AKP is adding yet one more to its crimes.’
 
Beklevic: Erdogan elveszítette realitásérzékét és a többség támogatását is
 
Der türkische Regierungschef Erdogan wird das Verfassungsreferendum verlieren – davon ist Tuna Bekleviç überzeugt. Der Präsident der türkischen Nein-Partei über die Stimmung in der Türkei
 
Turkey has been criticized for holding a referendum during a period of restricted freedoms. Still, the No Party sees an opportunity for progress.
Tuna Beklevic, der Vorsitzende der “Nein”-Partei, einer Initiative, die sich gegen das Präsidialsystem engagiert, spricht von einem “perfekten Sturm”. Der Streit mit Europa sei genau das, worauf es Erdogan angelegt habe. Die Affäre, fürchtet Beklevic, mobilisiere nationalistische Wähler. “Sie könnte Erdogan bei dem Referendum genau jene zwei bis drei Prozentpunkte bringen, auf die es letztlich ankommt.”