BDP does not care about corruption allegations, lawmaker says
Turan YILMAZ ANKARA – Hürriyet
'Corruption claims should be investigated, but if there is an internal face-off, if there is a bid for the Presidency, a bid to redesign AKP, then it is not our mission,' Sakık says. AA photoTurkey’s Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy Sırrı Sakık has said he doesn’t care about corruption, since the money would not be spent for the good of the people anyway.
Sakık said the corruption allegations should be investigated, but added his party “did not care that much.”
“That money somehow came to the budget and it was distributed to those people, then it went to someone else...” Sakık said. “If the money is not stolen that way, it would be stolen in some other way.”
“Do you know what? If the money comes to the treasury, they would buy F-16’s, then the F-16’s would bomb Roboski and it would return to our people as teargas on the streets,” Sakık said. “I mean, if there is a big amount of money in the treasury, will it come to our people’s pockets or meals? No.”
Sakık, a deputy of Muş and BDP’s candidate for the Ağrı Municipality, said his party would not battle against the corruption.
“If the Treasury is not sending any money to those two provinces [Muş and Ağrı], should I go and battle? ‘Oh, BDP should come and battle for that money!’ No we won’t,” he said.
Sakık also hinted that the graft probe was actually a face-off between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and a shadowy structure, which the government is calling “parallel state.”
“Kurdish people say we won’t feed the chaos,” he said. “Yes, the corruption claims should be investigated, but if there is an internal face-off, if there is a bid for the Presidency, a bid to redesign AKP, then it is not our mission.”
“AKP will redesign itself, the people will redesign AKP,” Sakık added.