CHP slams government over Uludere
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
AA PhotoMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has said he was informed about the Uludere tragedy after the botched air strike occurred, accusing him of receiving instructions on the Kurdish issue from “beyond the ocean.”
“That means they don’t give a damn about you as a prime minister. They take no account of you,” Kılıçdaroğlu said at his party’s Balıkesir provincial congress.
Kılıçdaroğlu also announced that his party will submit a roadmap for resolving the Kurdish issue, after Erdoğan appealed to him to detail the CHP’s proposals for resolving the conflict and explain what it means by “social consensus.”
“Our fellows, led by [deputy chair] Faruk Loğoğlu, will pay a visit to [Parliament Speaker] Cemil Çiçek and submit a proposal drawing a roadmap for solving the issue and explaining how the terrorism problem can be resolved. I’m appealing to Mr. Erdoğan: You may dislike our roadmap, you may find that it contains mistakes. But what is your roadmap? You should explain as well,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.
Commenting on the constitution-drafting process, Kılıçdaroğlu said that judicial independence is the initial objective for the new constitution.
“A judiciary dependent to the government cannot bring democracy and freedom. It paves the way for 97 jailed journalists and jailed lawmakers. We will not accept it. The first basic principle of the new constitution should be an independent and impartial judiciary,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.