June 2015 Turkish general election
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Dec. 19 accused the government of "betraying" the metropolis Istanbul with the planned Canal Istanbul project. He also claimed that the project will not be actualized because there will be "a change of government in the next elections."
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Dec. 17 slammed the search for establishing new political parties in Turkey, dubbing the moves as a "conspiration."
In a written statement, Bahçeli said "the complicated and dirty actions" of those who want to "sabotage" the politics have accelerated and have become widespread recently.