CHP opposes Turkey’s imminent anti-ISIL military mission in Syria
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has refused to support an imminent Turkish military operation which the government says will be against ISIL, claiming Turkey was given this task by the U.S.
Turkey is susceptible to any external dangers, he stressed.
“After Mr. President’s meeting with Mr. Trump, Turkish Armed Forces has undertaken the duty in the combat with ISIL. We will efficiently fulfill our duty in the days ahead,” the minister said on Jan. 1.
The CHP leader also criticized the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) economic policies.
“[Turkey] does not have a 10-year development plan. They did not plan what to do with the taxes to be collected from citizens in the next five to 10 years,” he said.
“They say they are going to tax fairly. The government should first distribute income equally,” Kılıçdaroğlu added.
He also asked whether the government will get financial support from the IMF after the upcoming local elections on March 31.