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Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. DHA Photo

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. DHA Photo

The Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) oppression over the people of Turkey will not endure, main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said in a recent opinion piece he penned for the Washington Post.  

Kılıçdaroğlu voiced concern over Turkey’s judicial system, which he said was heavily influenced by the political party in power.  

“At work is an insidious attack on the rule of law by Turkey’s governing party,” Kılıçdaroğlu wrote, reflecting on his visits to Silivri Prison, where “hundreds of journalists, publishers, military officers, academics and politicians are being held.”

The piece further mentioned the recent inquiry into his comments on the state of the judicial system and the similar judicial issues that his Republican People's Party (CHP) experienced.

Kılıçdaroğlu challenged the government to lift his parliamentary immunity so that he could be tried, stating that “righteousness is the ultimate immunity.”

The CHP leader’s full article can be found here.  


February/06/2012

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