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Right-wing Good (İYİ) Party leader Meral Akşener has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for “giving the youth a massive prison,” as she commented on the unemployment figures and the economy.

During the party’s congress, Akşener said that Turkish Republic’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gave Turkish youth hope and self-esteem, whereas Erdoğan gave hopelessness and depression.

“You gave them unemployment, hopelessness and depression,” Akşener said on Sept. 20, as she also referred to a recent survey that asked the youth whether they would want to live abroad.

“Some 62 percent said yes. Your gift to the youth is a country that they don’t feel belonging to and that they can’t breathe in. Mr. Erdoğan, you gave the youth a massive prison!” she added.

During the party’s second ordinary congress, Akşener was elected the leader once again by getting all of the valid 1,289 votes.