Assad, Erdoğan same: CHP
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu criticizes the quality of administration under the AKP. AA photoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan follows the same policies as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said at his party meeting in Ankara yesterday.
“The policies that [Erdoğan] follows serve the al-Qaeda militants and the PKK terror organizations’ objectives in Syria. The more he gets angry, the more he accuses us of following the Baath Party,” Kılıçdaroğlu said. “The real and local Baath Party is the AKP. They are hand to hand. Erdoğan does in Turkey what al-Assad does in his country. He limits freedom, censors the media, gives orders to the judiciary, puts opponents in prison, and uses the security forces against the public. Al-Assad and Erdoğan are carbon copies,” he said.
Kılıçdaroğlu also stated that the AKP’s claims that it was the target of the recent outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror attacks were deluded. “Terror does not target the AKP, it targets the unity of Turkey. Unfortunately, the prime minister takes this issue personally and he is unable to diagnose it correctly … Today, there is no correct treatment, as the AKP cannot diagnose the problem,” he said.
“Erdoğan is the biggest media boss. But big media power is insufficient to hide the calamity of the lack of administration. Turkey is experiencing major crises [but] resisting is in the CHP’s genes. We will resist until the end,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.