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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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mara mcglothin

2/7/2012 4:16:55 PM

Time to stop all the petty infighting and boorish behavior by the AKP officials and get down to writing a new consitution. Get rid of 301 and make Turkey more democratic. Now! rather than later. There will always be some reason that distracts.

Kevin Snapp

2/7/2012 5:26:23 AM

"Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." The AKP appealed to Western standards of religious freedom; now the CHP eloquently appeals to Western standards of due process of law. Turkey needs a new constitution, soon.

Faruk Timuroglu

2/6/2012 10:54:34 PM

Mr. Kilicdaroglu should write such articles more often.
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