Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of Turkey’s government ally far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), on Jan. 30 called on the U.S. to “common sense” while commenting on the US-Mexico border crisis in Texas.
Speaking at his party’s parliamentary group meeting, Bahçeli said the U.S., “which is behind the separatist terrorist organization (the PKK) and which wants our operations against the separatist terrorist organization to stop, has ignited the fuse of the operation period within itself.”
“The Texas-based crisis is sharpening the confrontation between the states. The Texas crisis was a declaration of the obvious. 25 states sided with Texas and challenged the Washington administration. What comes around goes around. The cries of the oppressed ringing in the firmament will not let any oppressor get away with it,” the 76-year-old leader said.
Bahçeli added that he could not wish them worse as he “cannot be like them and opportunistic.”
“We call on the US to use common sense and recommend that the problems be resolved with patience, calm and common sense,” he said.
“I don't know if we will see it in the short term, but one day, humanity will surely witness state after state declaring independence as the north-south conflict that permeates the social and political fabric of the US recurs,” he concluded.
The dispute over immigration has intensified between Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, and the administration of the U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. Texas has increasingly sought to implement its own border controls, including razor wire fencing and floating barrier, Reuters reported.