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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is playing a “dangerous game” by calling on the masses to hit the streets in protest at the government, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman Mahir Ünal has said, claiming Kılıçdaroğlu wants to spark “anarchy in society.” 

“I call on Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu to be respectful to parliament and politics. He is playing a dangerous game,” Ünal told reporters at a press conference in Ankara on July 10.

He slammed the CHP head a day after the opposition held a massive rally in Istanbul at the end of Kılıçdaroğlu’s 25-day justice march from Ankara to Istanbul. 

At the rally in Istanbul’s Maltepe district, Kılıçdaroğlu vowed that the march would be just the beginning of mass protests against the government’s anti-democratic actions, including possible street protests. 

“If you are calling on people to hit the streets, this is fascism,” Ünal claimed. 

“Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu, who accuses us of dictatorship, compares today’s Turkey with examples from the 1940s.  Could he realize such a march in 1940s Germany?” he said, calling on the CHP leader to “respect the Turkish Parliament and stop searching for justice in the streets.”

July/10/2017

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