CHP leader calls on high judiciary members to resign

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.

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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