Main opposition CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu will ‘walk alone to the justice rally’
ISTANBUL – Anadolu AgencyMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said he will walk alone to the “Justice Rally” in Istanbul’s Maltepe district on July 9, the 25th and last day of the “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul.
The march was started after a court sentenced CHP deputy Enis Berberoğlu to 25 years in jail on charges of “leaking state secrets” regarding a National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks case on June 14.
The 25-day-long march from Ankara to Istanbul, a distance of around 426 kilometers, will be completed with the participation of thousands of marchers who say they are standing up “justice” regardless of their political stance.
“Our [justice] rally will be held tomorrow. I will walk alone to the location of the rally from Dragos [a district in Istanbul]. I urge citizens who have wanted to participate in the march not to wait for me in Dragos. I will walk to the rally alone. If you would like to participate, then you can of course come to the rally. I will arrive at the rally after walking two or three kilometers,” Kılıçdaroğlu added.
He also said he did not want any political signs or flags to be waved at the rally, including the CHP’s political party flag.
“When we hold this rally, I do not want anything except the Turkish flag, the ‘justice banner’ and the poster of Atatürk [the founder of modern Turkey]. I do not want the [CHP’s] political flag with six arrows. We all just want justice. We live under our national flag together. We do not consider it suitable for those to carry other flags. We also consider those carrying other flags as provocateurs,” he added.