Turkish opposition leader accuses Erdogan of dealing with gangs, drug dealers

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government for its economic policies and warned citizens of possible price hikes in the near future.

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, head of the Republican People’s Party, the largest Turkish opposition party, said during a meeting of his party’s parliamentary bloc, that “Turkey has turned under the current regime into a big laundromat full of dirt, from drug trafficking, bribery, prostitution, human trafficking and money laundering from senior gang leaders.

In a speech on Tuesday, Kılıçdaroğlu renewed his accusation to Recep Tayyip Erdogan of complicity with bribes and drug dealers.

pointing out that “the government did not object politician who took a bribe from the mafia leader, Sadat Bakr,” which he revealed in previous videos.

Speaking at his party’s parliamentary group meeting on Oct. 5, Kılıçdaroğlu resembled the future of Turkey’s economy to “cold winter.”

“We will experience a winter economy,” he said, adding, “People cannot pay their bills. There have not been any price hikes yet. You will see [President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan’s regime economy in the dark. There will be price hikes like rain.”

“Who will fight these price hikes? Who will stand against it? We will stand with our dignity,” he stated.

The website of the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry states that while 1,037,000 citizens were unable to pay their electricity bills in January 2021, this number increased to 5,166,000 in April, Kılıçdaroğlu noted.

Kılıçdaroğlu also said that the current minimum wage at 2,825 Turkish Liras ($319) is not enough to make ends meet, adding that minimum wage earners should not pay tax.

Emphasizing the necessity for reinstating the parliamentary system, the CHP leader said, “When we say we will bring a strengthened parliamentary system, our main philosophy is that the deputy should be the deputy of the nation.”

If his party comes to power, the first law they would first enact would be the political moral code, Kılıçdaroğlu added.

Arab Observer

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