Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), yesterday said in a statement: “I saw the state of our people with my own eyes. I refuse to accept that this situation is above contemporary politics and I refuse to align with the government (discourse).”
Kilicdaroglu stressed that this catastrophe is exactly the result of the systematic corruption and greedy policies of the ruling political power and President Erdogan personally.
“I will not align with Erdogan or his palace (politics) or the gangs of profiteers on any ground. I will fight for my people’s struggle. Up until the end,” he said.
The main opposition leader also called for acts of civil disobedience against Erdogan’s State of Emergency ruling. He added that the detention of journalists and blocking of aid activities by the opposition councils cannot be accepted and urged for solidarity: “Either arrest us all or release the young people and journalists you have arrested. We have a lot of work to do. (…) We will remove this debris.”