MHP leader slams CHP leader over offshore allegations
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli urged main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to hand over the documents regarding the offshore transactions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s close circles, criticizing the CHP leader of “exploiting the situation.”
“It would be most rational and legitimate for Kılıçdaroğlu to give the judiciary the documents that he has somehow obtained, as soon as possible, rather than to exploit them,” Bahçeli said in a written statement on Nov. 30.
Questioning the originality of the documents, Bahçeli accused Kılıçdaroğlu of “pursuing a political rant” and being an “opportunist.”
“It is wrong and unfortunate that Turkish politics have been surrounded by instability and fight over documents that have not even been proven to be genuine,” he said.
Bahçeli also said that the CHP’s motion to form a parliamentary investigation commission is an “unrealistic and vain expectation,” since the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has a majority in parliament and such a request is “asking for a crisis.”
“There is no doubt that once the judicial process is completed, it will be more reasonable to launch a parliamentary investigation commission,” he said.
“Only the Turkish judiciary can decide whether the arguments and documents are real and convincing,” Bahçeli said, adding that they are “not a topic for politics but for the judiciary.”