More graft cases on the way: Main opposition leader
BURSA - Anadolu Agency
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu spoke in Bursa, where he was introducing the party’s local election candidates. AA photoMore corruption cases will be revealed in the coming days, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said Jan. 9, addressing supporters in Bursa.
“The Court of Auditors’ reports have not been submitted to Parliament. Why? To cover up corruption. You will see more corruption cases revealed in the coming days,” Kılıçdaroğlu said, speaking at an event where he was introducing his party’s candidates for the upcoming local elections, scheduled for March 2014.
The CHP head said the country was being governed by “gangs.”
“Turkey is being ruled by gangs. I’m not saying this. The prime minister says it. I suggest he gathers a Cabinet meeting in order to see the [real] gang,” said Kılıçdaroğlu, referring to the recent graft probe, in which the sons of two ministers, who were both replaced after news of the probe broke, are being held under arrest.
Promise on dissolving controversial courts
Kılıçdaroğlu also vowed to dissolve the controversial special authority courts if the CHP comes to power, accusing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of acting on the issue only to cover up the corruption probe.
Recalling prosecutor Zekeriya Öz’s claims that he had been threatened by two officials sent by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Kılıçdaroğlu said his party would assume that the claims were true so long as Erdoğan makes no satisfactory statement on the issue.