CHP head calls for joint fight against all terrorist groups

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 30.06.2017 00:03

The chairman of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, said that a "terror-free Turkey" is a mutual goal for all Turkish people and called for standing against all terrorist groups.

Kılıçdaroğlu spoke at a camping area in the Gümüşova district of the Black Sea province of Düzce on the 15th day of his justice march to Istanbul from Ankara.

"Wherever terror comes from, from FETÖ [Gülenist Terror Group], the PKK or DHKP-C [Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front], we should take a stand against it in an honorable way," he said.

Kılıçdaroğlu also said that a lot of people from Düzce expressed their sadness at the "unpleasant event" that occurred on Tuesday, referring to manure that was dumped on his path a day before.

When Kılıçdaroğlu was resting in an area along the Kalıcı Konutlar region of Düzce province at the end of the 13th day of his march, a truck came to the site, dumped manure and fled the scene. Police had cleaned the manure with a digger and later caught and detained the driver and accompanying friends İlhami Ç., Serdar Arslan S. and Serdar A. The driver of the truck has also been fined TL 3,000 ($850.50).

The spokesman of ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), Mahir Ünal, said yesterday on NTV television that the occasion was unacceptable and redolent of sabotage.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ also commented on Kılıçdaroğlu's march yesterday on his Twitter account. "The CHP is not walking for justice, it abuse justice for its own political purposes," he tweeted.

Kılıçdaroğlu launched the march on June 15 following the imprisonment of CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoglu, who was sentenced to 25 years for leaking secret information about the National IntelligenceAgency (MİT).

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