Turkish Interior Minister Accuses United States of Meddling in Turkish Elections
Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu delivers a speech. File photo.InternationalIndiaAfricaANKARA (Sputnik) – The United States is meddling in elections in Turkiye, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Friday. “The United States is meddling in these elections … Everyone in this country already knows this, US President [Joe Biden] himself declares this. The attack on [presidential candidate of Turkiye and leader of the Memleket party] Muharrem Ince … it is clear where it came from, it is clear where it was coordinated. This is America. In recent days, Biden has stepped up his people in Turkiye,” Soylu said in an interview. Ince announced on Thursday the withdrawal of his candidacy three days before the election.WorldTurkish Opposition May Draw Turkiye Into Ukraine Crisis If It Wins Elections – Top Diplomat19 April, 20:44 GMTOn May 3, Soylu said that the US would attempt a presidential coup during the upcoming election in order to finish what was started in July 2016, when a failed attempt to remove Erdogan from office took place, which Soylu also blamed on the US. On Wednesday, Soylu said Western media’s manipulations regarding the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkiye is a realization of the United States’ plan.