(LibyaNN)- "Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a greater threat to the world than the coronavirus pandemic", said the leader of opposition Future Party Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Wednesday.
"Erdoğan has become a national security threat. He is no longer the person who once commanded the world’s attention with the ‘one minute’ lash out."
In a video shared on the official Future Party Twitter account, the leader of opposition Future Party Ahmet Davutoğlu said ,“The criterion for the tribal-state is lack of choice, and choice is the measure of democracy,".
Mr Davutoglu told party officials that the greatest danger to Europe and the world was the culture of despotism, which had been spread by populist leaders such as Mr Erdogan.
After resiging from Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, Davutoğlu in Dec. 2019 established the Future Party, which is seen as an alternative, conservative home for voters dissatisfied with Erdoğan’s 18-year rule.
Mr Davutoglu served as prime minister to Mr Erdogan between 2014 and 2016 before breaking away from the AK party and forming a rival political movement to challenge the longtime Turkish leader and holds global wide support and respect from the international community.
The Turkish opposition leader also criticized the presidential system of government implemented in 2016 by Mr Erdogan, to consolidate more power.
Erdoğan is entering 2021 facing the strongest opposition of his career, it said, pointing to Akşener and Kaftancıoğlu duo, which represent “an unprecedented double threat for the president and his party.’’
The mounting challenges facing Erdoğan at home and abroad include an economic crisis, waning support for his leadership, sanctions and sanctions threats from the United States and the EU, and isolation from NATO allies over an increasingly aggressive foreign policy.
A recent poll administered by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies and the French international market research reported that Italians regard Turkey as one of the most critical countries posturing a threat to the world.
Even though the EU had offered trade and other incentives to Turkey to halt its ventures during their last summit in October, EU leaders stood firm to block further Turkey membership talks.
According to sources, Turkey-has engaged in unilateral actions and provocations and intensified its flatulence against the EU.
Tensions between Turkey and Greece escalated since summer this year with a military build-up after Turkey sent its seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis, escorted by navy frigates, into disputed waters.
The move provoked Greece to send its warships, and both countries administered military drills to affirm their interests.
Support for NATO is lowest in Turkey among 16 member countries with only 21 percent having a favourable opinion towards the alliance, according to a February survey by Pew research.