CHP candidate İnce promises ‘rule of law’ if elected
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vows that Turkey will become a “rule of law” if he is elected president in the June 24 election.
He made his comment when elaborating how he will give a boost to the economy.
“First of all, we will maintain the rule of law. We will then ensure the independence of the Central Bank. Thirdly, we will give a big importance to a merit-based system in bureaucracy,” he said, speaking at a rally in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.
He also reiterated his earlier promise that under his rule, the state of emergency that was introduced in the wake of the botched putsch in 2016, would be lifted.
“The emergency rule will end within 24 hours,” İnce said.
"We will maintain the rule of law. We will then ensure the independence of the Central Bank."
“The state will tighten the belt, not the country’s citizens,” he said, adding that the presidential complex, which is currently under construction in the popular resort Marmaris, will be allocated to disabled people as vacation facilities.
İnce claimed the country’s wealthy people are transferring their assets abroad because they are uncertain about their future.
The CHP presidential candidate also promised to lower the price of diesel fuel to 3 Turkish Liras per liter ($0.65)
İnce told his supporters that in the event he becomes the country’s president, the state would provide the drugs used to protect animals’ health for free and the state would pay for the social security premiums of shepherds.
He also promised to write off the interest on farmers’ debt.
If he is elected, the CHP leader says he will transform state-run broadcaster TRT, which he called a government’s mouthpiece.
“Within a week, I will turn TRT into the state’s broadcaster,” he added.