Turkish PM: Main opposition 'enemy of freedom'

Turkey's main opposition, the CHP, is trying to create an atmosphere of mistrust in the country, says Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish PM: Main opposition 'enemy of freedom'

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey’s main opposition, the Republican People's Party (CHP), is trying to create an atmosphere of mistrust in the country as it has done in the past during the 1960 and 1980 coups, said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The foreign organizations are acting as a mouthpiece of the opposition’s negative propaganda while criticizing freedoms and freedom of press in Turkey,’’ Erdogan said. ‘’The same organizations cannot dare to criticize their monarch, prime minister, opposition leader and other leadership of the country.”

Erdogan spoke at the incumbent AK Party’s Consultation meeting in the western Afyonkarahisar province on Saturday. He said the CHP has always been the only ‘enemy of freedoms’ in Turkey and has played a leading role in the orchestration of all coups in the country, including the May 27, 1960 and September 12, 1980 coups.

Turkey has seen major military coups on May 27, 1960 and September 12, 1980 as well as several coup attempts. One of Turkey’s Former Prime Ministers, Adnan Menderes, was executed with his two ministers following the May 27, 1960 military coup.  

Erdogan, also said that AK Party will announce its presidential candidate by the end of May or mid-June at latest at the opening. 

AK Party’s deputies and members gathered last night for its two-day camping event, during which they will discuss strategies for the upcoming presidential election in August and evaluate the results of local elections.

The annual meeting will start with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech on Saturday and end on Sunday. The meetings will be closed to the press except Erdogan’s speeches.


Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2014, 16:54
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