Erdoğan ‘using’ his family for political career: CHP leader
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu addresses the crowd in Çorlu, west of Istanbul, Aug. 5. AA PhotoMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is “using” his family to better his career.
“Erdoğan would use anything to better his career,” Kılıçdaroğlu said during a televised interview late Aug. 5.
“He would use religion, he would use beliefs and he would use identities so that he could keep standing [as President or Prime Minister]. He is even using his family,” Kılıçdaroğlu added.
The country needs a “moral reform,” according to the opposition leader, who said the country’s culture should not accept a mentality that would allow for their politicians to be “thieves” and get away without punishment for their actions.
“This is not our culture,” he said. “If we do not have a moral reform then the future of the country will be dark.”
Businesspeople are hesitating to back the upcoming presidential election campaigns for certain candidates because they fear the current government, he added. “We are entering an election process under the oppression of a dictator,” he said.