Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called on the high judicial members to resign from their positions on Saturday, saying that they are no longer able to dispense justice.
The heads of Supreme Court of Appeals, Council of State and Court of Accounts had joined President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at an event in Kırşehir on Friday and they were seen applauding while Erdoğan was criticizing the opposition parties.
Answering the questions of press members at an event in İstanbul, Kılıçdaroğlu commented on the issue and said it is unacceptable for judiciary members to be seen together with members of executive branch, let alone applauding. The ,republican People’s Party (CHP) leader said that the judiciary members should join the parliament if they want to applaud.
Accusing them of politicizing the judiciary, Kılıçdaroğlu stated “They must quit their jobs. Let them quit their jobs and go to the headquarters of Justice and Development Party (AK Party), register themselves [to AK Party membership], [then] they can propagate whatever they want.”
The judiciary members had also harvested tea along with President Erdoğan during his visit to Rize province last week.