HDP’s Demirtaş reiterates call on president, PM for a live debate
BİTLİS – Cihan News Agency
AP PhotoKurdish problem-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş challenged Turkey’s president and prime minister to attend a televised live discussion program with him, where they could openly debate.
“I called on him [President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] and his smaller one [Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu]. Let’s [have a] discussion on TV; do you dare? If you trust yourself, your knowledge and wisdom, let’s appear alone. If you want, bring 100 advisors with you. Let’s openly [have a] discussion live,” Demirtaş said June 1, during his party’s rally in the southern province of Bitlis.
Demirtaş added if what Erdoğan has been saying was true, he would not hesitate to say it before him too, but if he had a wound, a lie, a sin or a crime, he would be afraid of it.
Demirtaş also said they needed to stop a government that was built on lies and fraud and which harmed humane, Islamic and conscious values.
Stating the HDP would establish a freedom and equality-based government, Demirtaş said nobody could be able to say anything against another’s’ attire.