Main opposition leader wants a ‘tension-free’ Turkey

Main opposition leader wants a ‘tension-free’ Turkey

Main opposition leader wants a ‘tension-free’ Turkey

Main opposition CHP leader is seen holding a banner that reads 'Justice' during the party's 'justice march' - AA photo.

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that he wants a Turkey free of tension. 

“Turkey has suffered and has been suffering from tensions. I wish for a Turkey that we can get rid of tensions,” Kılıçdaroğlu said in the western province of Bolu on the 10th day of his party’s “justice march.”

The CHP started its “justice march” after its Istanbul deputy Enis Berberoğlu was sentenced to 25 years in jail for “revealing state secrets” on June 14 in a case into Syria-bound trucks of the National Intelligence Agency (MİT). 

The party is marching towards Istanbul from the capital Ankara. 

Kılıçdaroğlu on June 24 said that the march will add new meanings to Eid al-Fitr. 

“We are on the 10th day of the justice march. I wish Eid al-Fitr to bring peace and wellbeing to our country,” he also said. 

Saying that he doesn’t like to talk about a Turkey that’s polarized and tense, Kılıçdaroğlu noted that “the people miss a country that can live together.”

“A Turkey where people can live together, engage in civilized debates and come together is the common longing of all of us. The main aim of this march is that,” he added. 

Lawyers from Istanbul bar joined Kılıçdaroğlu on the march.