CHP leader promises ‘peaceful country’
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has promised a “peaceful environment” both in politics and society, criticizing the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government for ruling Turkey through “animosity.”
“I promise you a beautiful Turkey in which we can live in peace. We will struggle for this together. It is almost 2019. We are tired of tension and fights. Enough is enough. No matter what opinion we have, we can live fraternally all together,” Kılıçdaroğlu said in a speech in the southern province of Antalya on Nov. 26.
Referring to the triple elections due to be held in 2019 that will finalize the system change that was stipulated by the narrow passing of the constitutional amendment in the April 2017 referendum, the CHP head blasted the AKP’s undemocratic record.
“If countries could grow and be governed by yelling and making a scene, today we would be the most developed country in the world,” he said.
“But this business cannot be conducted by yelling and fighting. This business cannot be conducted by ‘rising up’ against other countries. We want to live in peace,” Kılıçdaroğlu added.