Turkish ruling party surely knew about sex tape leak: Ex-CHP chair
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Former chair of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal. DHA photoFormer chair of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal, whose career came to an end in 2010 after an uproar of criticism for his alleged appearance in a sex tape, said in an interview that the tape scandal doubtlessly broke with the knowledge and consent of the ruling party.
According to Baykal, there is only a slight possibility of an international conspiracy being involved in the scandal. “I have been targeted by international conspiracies in the past. Such a thing would not occur in this atmosphere. I don’t falsely accuse anyone; I am sure that the incident broke out with the knowledge and consent of the ruling party.”
“I don’t want to say more about it. However, I am still standing behind the words I said then,” he said about the sex-tape scandal.
During the interview, Baykal said he did not feel any resentment toward political circles. “I find such things quite natural. I always say that you must always take a 10 percent treachery quota into account. You should always bear this quota in mind for the people surrounding you,” Baykal said.
“You must bear in mind that everyone might do anything in politics. So, you shouldn’t let it affect your inner life when one does an unexpected thing,” he said, adding that politics had no place for emotions.