Turkey's pro-government media in conflict with ruling AKP

The cracks within the AKP after the loss of the Istanbul metropolitan municipality are reflected in the pro-government media and journalists financed by the municipalities
Friday, 28 June 2019 13:52

The debates of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality elections continue unabated. The big difference in the votes the impact of the election on the people of Turkey led to a showdown among the pro-AKP figures and media, for which the future of the AKP is now the hot debate.

According to Mehmet Ocaktan, a former AKP MP and a columnist of Karar, the sea is over and moral change is essential for the AKP. "It is not possible for the AK Party to produce new politics by ignoring the problems through the same rhetoric and static as if nothing had happened and thinking that 'we will continue on our way'", Ocaktan writes.

Abdülkadir Selvi from Hürriyet daily, who is known with his deep contacts with Erdoğan and AKP, wrote today in his column that "I cannot say that I have seen a strong will [for change] in the AK Party so far".

Fehmi Koru, known for his close proximity to Abdullah Gül, one of the founders of the new party, said today in his article on fehmikoru.com, "If the mistakes continue, the people will finally find the solution.

Koru published his piece with the title "The government makes mistakes one after the other and it is hard hit by this in politics. I am worried."

Özlem Albayrak, a columnist from Yeni Şafak daily, said in her column that if the AKP continues with using the same arguments, the party is likely to be defeated.