'Flower kids' shot prosecutor, says Turkish PM
AA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed opposition deputy Hüseyin Aygün's attitude toward the PKK members who kidnapped him, saying he almost treated them as "flower kids," daily Hürriyet reported.
"They kidnapped one of the CHP and held him for two days and then left him. He treated them like flower kids. Those flower kids killed one of the Republic's prosecutors," Erdoğan said.
Erdoğan then gave the party's badge to the latest addition to his Justice and Development Party (AKP), Numan Kurtulmuş, whose People’s Voice Party (HSP) recently dissolved itself.
PM slams media, opposition
Erdoğan further criticized the media, referring to recent reports about the Chief of General Staff's shoe during ceremonies.
"Fighting terrorism is not sitting around and enjoying the Bosphorus," Erdoğan said. "My Mehmet is in the trenches, thinking of his father, his newborns, his fiance, his girlfriend. But gentlemen in Istanbul are dealing with what's going on underneath the Chief of General Staff's shoes."
He also claimed the some people were happy to see tragedies, thinking they "harmed the Justice and Development Party."
"The CHP is right now in that vein of opportunism," Erdoğan said. "They have the backing of the terrorist organization and are targeting the government."
Erdoğan also branded the Oslo letters that were recently made public by the CHP, which purported to contain details of meetings between government officials and members of the PKK, as "copies they wave around as 'Oslo documents.'"
"No paper without my signature or the signature of officials is ever a document," Erdoğan said. "I wonder who gave those papers to the CHP."
Erdoğan also touched upon the recent protests against the anti-Islam film, calling on Western countries to "take a sincere stance against Islamphobia."
"President Obama said we should act together on this, and we will," Erdoğan said, according to daily Cumhuriyet.