Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Turkey: Opposition Leader Calls Erdogan Rule ‘Dictatorship’ at Million-Strong ‘Justice March’ - Breitbart New Network

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Turkey: Opposition Leader Calls Erdogan Rule ‘Dictatorship’ at Million-Strong ‘Justice March’

by FRANCES MARTEL10 Jul 2017
Turkey’s secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP) concluded its “Justice March” from Ankara to Istanbul – a 280-mile stretch – Sunday evening, demanding freedom for those imprisoned following last year’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The New York Times cites Turkish police as estimating that one million people congregated in Istanbul on Sunday to listen to CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu deliver a speech calling for justice for those wrongfully imprisoned after July 15 of last year. Police documented no significant scuffles or incidents of violence.

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“The era we live in is a dictatorship,” Kilicdaroglu asserted. “This is a rebirth for us, for our country and our children. We will revolt against injustice.”

The CHP was created by the founder of the Republic of Turkey, secular leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
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AKP leaders are arguing that encouraging Turks to hit the streets for peaceful protests is encouraging violence. AKP spokesman Mahir Ünal accused Kilicdaroglu on Monday of calling for “anarchy” with the protests, warning he was “playing a dangerous game.”
“If you are calling on people to hit the streets, this is fascism,” he alleged.
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