CHP slams ‘ineffective’ anti-inflation measures
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government’s anti-inflation program for being ineffective, saying prices are still increasing despite the economic measures.
“There is fire in the kitchens as inflation increases. Are salaries increased? No. They have announced an anti-inflation program and declared a 10 percent discount in prices. But there is no result. Prices are increasing,” Kılıçdaroğlu said on Nov. 6 addressing his lawmakers in parliament.
He recalled a circular from the Interior Ministry, which authorizes governors for inspecting an unfair increase in prices of goods and said it has not produced any results either.
The CHP leader criticized President Recep Tayip Erdoğan for the “expensive” construction of the presidential palace and accused him for “prodigality.”
“You will be complicit if you vote for the AKP,” he said
Under the program, Turkey’s private sector has agreed to cut prices on its goods by at least 10 percent across the board.