‘Bring on your police, troops,’ main opposition leader tells Turkish PM
The CHP’s Kılıçdaroğlu criticizes PM Erdoğan for increasing police forces. DAILY NEWS photoThe main oppositional party has challenged the government to bring on either the police or the military to crack down on demonstrators whose single demand is freedom and slammed the ruling party for reinforcing police forces instead of heeding the people’s calls for more democracy and freedom.
“They are continually reinforcing the police. They are also saying that they could bring on the soldiers.
Come either with your police or troops. Or with your pro-government circles. But we have to listen to whoever is demanding freedom in this country,” Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) said in his address to his party members in the Parliament. “You are the prime minister. You have to work to make people live and not to be killed. Could there be reinforcement forces for death?” he asked, calling on Erdoğan to stop polarizing and dividing the society. Those who attack the youth with the state’s police and military force are the cowards of this country, Kılıçdaroğlu added.
At last, the world has seen the “Turkish reality” over the Gezi Park incidents, according to Kılıçdaroğlu, who said, “The eyes of the world are opened now. They saw the reality of Turkey. We told them about the pressure, that intellectuals and journalists are behind bars. They did not believe us.” The world has seen the new Turkey under Erdoğan’s rule and this has degraded not the credibility of Turkey but of the prime minister, said Kılıçdaroğlu. “He is sociologist, psychologist, gynecologist, astronaut... he knows everything.
He also has expertise on a very important issue, he is a ventriloquist. If he would get one more point in the elections, he would become an aircraft engineer,” he added.