CHP leader sends fraud letter to PM
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CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu says his party is taking action against members implicated in fraudulent affairs. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ.
Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has sent a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, urging him to take action on allegations of large-scale corruption among officials at Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality.
Kılıçdaroğlu decided to write the letter after Erdoğan called on him earlier this month to practice “decency” and accused the opposition leader of turning a blind eye to corruption among the ranks of his own Republican People’s Party (CHP).
“As you would remember, I’ve sent you the notebook that showed very clearly the bribery traffic going on at the Kayseri Municipality. The notebook contained records of the bribes, kuruş by kuruş, by whom they were given, to whom they given and how they were shared,” Kılıçdaroğlu wrote, according to a CHP statement issued yesterday.
“And what did you do? You said the notebook did not carry a signature and covered it up. You did not even assign an inspector to look into the allegations,” he said.
Kılıçdaroğlu said the CHP was taking action against members implicated in fraudulent affairs. “I recommend that you also act decently and hand over the documents outlining the corruption and the bribe notebook you are still holding to the judiciary,” he said.