CHP announces plans for Ankara in local poll campaign
“Mansur Yavaş will govern Ankara on the centenary of the Republic. We will change the destiny of Ankara,” said CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Jan. 15 at the party’s event to introduce the candidate who will run for the upcoming March 31 local elections.
All employees will be ensured job security and will be held in high regard, the party leader said.
“We will continue social aids and help the children of the families in need to get education,” he added.
The mayoral candidate also pledged to decrease the number of official vehicles of the municipality and to remove their warning lights.
“We will support agriculture and bring the consumer and the producer together,” he said.
The CHP’s candidate also stressed that policies on reducing unemployment will be carried out while improving diversity in tourism.
Along with a 32-kilometer bicycle lane, Yavaş also promised public transportation and urban planning in favor of citizens with disabilities.
Meanwhile, Kılıçdaroğlu also recalled the recent tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump who said he would “devastate the Turkish economy” in the event of an attack against Kurds.
Kılıçdaroğlu recalled the struggle led before the First World War, when the Ottoman Empire had collapsed and the nation was fighting to emerge as a republic.
“There was a Turkish National Movement, fighting to stand firm against sovereign powers,” said Kılıçdaroğlu.
On Jan. 13, Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” which Turkey slammed because Washington had kept conflating “Kurds” with the YPG. Ankara sees the YPG as the Syrian branch of the illegal PKK.