Joining together for justice is a national duty: CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu
REUTERS photoIn his foreword to a new book produced by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on the recent “justice march” from the capital Ankara to Istanbul, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has written that “joint struggle” has become a “national duty.”
At the presentation of the book prepared by the CHP’s Publicity and Public Relations Department, Kılıçdaroğlu lamented that the justice in Turkey had deteriorated.
“We are now at an unbearable point,” he said, daily Milliyet reported.
“From now on, it is an inevitable duty for citizens to come together to provide rights, law and justice in our country,” Kılıçdaroğlu wrote in the foreword of the book.
“For the past 15 years, our country has witnessed injustices it has never seen in its history,” he added, noting that key state institutions such as the military, the police, and Treasury have been weakened because the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen had “leaked into the state … with the support of the government” while many “media outlets and interest groups played three monkeys”.
“Day-to-day decisions have caused the destruction of our country’s political and economic relations with the outside world. Unfortunately, our country is enslaved by one man in every field, including the judiciary and the executive,” the CHP head wrote.
“The ‘justice march’ brought all patriots together in order to restore justice, peace, reconciliation, solidarity, unity and solidarity in our country, despite the threats of the power holders,” Kılıçdaroğlu added.
The CHP, under the leadership of Kılıçdaroğlu, launched its march from Ankara on June 15 after its Istanbul deputy Enis Berberoğlu was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 14 on charges of providing daily Cumhuriyet with video footage purporting to show weapons-loaded National Intelligence Agency (MİT) trucks heading to Syria.