CHP poses 11 questions to Turkish prime minister on ISIL
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
AA photoMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said he has prepared 11 key questions about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to be answered by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, following the June 28 attack by the jihadist group at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport which left 44 dead and hundreds wounded.
Kılıçdaroğlu said on June 30 he was asking the following questions “on behalf of 78 million Turkish citizens complaining about terror,” and referred to a number of previous statements made by ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials.
- Which government refused to call ISIL a “terrorist organization” after Turkey’s Mosul Consulate was raided and 49 citizens were taken hostage in the summer of 2014?
- Which deputy said: “[The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK and ISIL are not terror organizations”?
- From which party is the person who said: “ISIL, we are glad to have you. May God not reduce your bullets”?
- During which party’s time in office did ISIL grow and be protected? Is it true that there are members who have joined ISIL from 70 provinces in Turkey?
- Which government protected and took ISIL militants under its wings for treatment in Turkey after they were wounded in clashes in Syria? Which government sent them back to Syria after they recovered.
- Which government supports jihadist groups not only in Turkey but also in Syria, including ISIL, by sending arms via trucks?
- When did the National Security Council decide that ISIL was a terror organization? Has the National Security Council issued such a decision?
- Which prosecutor in Turkey has prepared an indictment against the ISIL terror organization? On what grounds does the prosecutor’s office that has prepared indictments on the FETÖ [Fethullahist Terrorist Organization] not prepare an indictment for ISIL?
- Who is the leader in Turkey of the ISIL terror organization? How can this person, known by everyone, walk around freely in Turkey? Who is protecting this person?
- Hundreds of our citizens have lost their lives as a result of ISIL terror organization attacks over the past year. Who is politically responsible for those bombs exploding?
- The prime minister said in a statement on the latest bombing that there was no security gap that allowed it to happen. If there was no security gap, that means there was an administrative gap. Does the prime minister accept this?
Meanwhile, commenting on the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) rejection of a parliamentary motion to found a research commission on ISIL, CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu accused the party of having an “ideological affinity” with the jihadist group.
He also criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “U-turn” on relations with Israel, saying this was evidence of a “narcissistic personality.”