Main opposition CHP to cease calling Erdoğan ‘Mr’ or ‘Prime Minister’
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Secretary-General Bihlun Tamaylıgil are seen in this file photo. CİHAN PhotoThe main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has ordered all its party organizations not to prefix the name of Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with either “Prime Minister” or “Mr.”
Accordingly, CHP deputies will not use the phrases in motions that they file at the Parliament.
The instruction was sent to the party organizations in a circular signed by CHP Secretary-General Bihlun Tamaylıgil, the party announced Feb. 28.
“Because of documents and information about corruption and bribery that have erupted, the head of the executive body, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who should not occupy the prime minister’s seat, will not be addressed as ‘Mister” and ‘Prime Minister.’ Additionally, no motion will be filed at the Parliament by using ‘Prime Minister’ as the style of address,” said the circular.