Geert Wilders, winner of the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, called on Turkish citizens to elect a new leader who supports the separation of religion and politics.
Wilders wrote about all this on the X platform.
“I won the elections in the Netherlands. I want Turkish citizens who support secularism and Kemalism to elect a new leader who can win the next elections,” the politician’s post read.
I won the Dutch elections. I hope that Turkish citizens who support secularism and Kemalism will elect a new leader who can win the next elections. Who will stop the flow of more Arabs to Turkey, protect Turkish women, support the working class, and stop corruption?
– Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) December 24, 2023
Bloomberg remind me Wilders is not the first time he has criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, nor is it the first time he has called on Turkey to elect a new leader who “stops the influx of Arabs into Turkey, protects Turkish women, and supports the working class.” And stop corruption.”
In any case, the Turkish opposition will have time to pull itself together, because the next presidential elections will not be held before 2028.
Incidentally, Wilders has long called for limiting Muslim immigration to the Netherlands. Under his leadership, the Freedom Party became the largest faction in the lower house of parliament, winning 37 seats. He won by much more than polls predicted, but he is still far from an absolute majority: he is currently negotiating with three other parties to form a coalition. Naturally, the chances of success are very low, after the two largest parties from the right-wing spectrum announced their unwillingness to form a coalition with the Freedom Party.