PM wants to instill perception that CHP protects the immoral, says main opposition leader
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu argued that CHP's positionning on the headscarf issue at the Parliament had pushed the Turkish prime minister to find a new subject of dissent. AA photoThe main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks on co-ed housing, denouncing an attempt to spread the perception that the Republican People’s Party (CHP) was protecting the “immoral.”
“[CHP’s position on the headscarf issue] has broken [Erdoğan’s] paradigm in the Parliament. An emptiness has hence appeared in his life, he was confused about what he could do and tackled this issue to see if [they] could gain something,” Kılıçdaroğlu told private broadcaster Samanyolu TV on Nov. 8 in his first extensive remarks on the subject.
Kılıçdaroğlu also said that he viewed the issue on the basis of individual rights. “I don’t enter my son’s or daughter’s room without knocking on the door, the same way as they won’t enter our bedroom without knocking on our door. We live in the same apartment, but we respect each other’s privacy. [Erdoğan] has lifted the veil over it,” he said.
Kılıçdaroğlu argued that Erdoğan intended to prepare a trap to make it appear as if CHP was supporting female and male students cohabiting together under one roof. The main issue at stake is the student housing, Kılıçdaroğlu added.