Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan has responded to claims that Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın have visited former President Abdullah Gül to convince the latter not to run for the presidency, stating the possible visit amounts to “military tutelage.”
“What business does the Chief of General Staff and presidential spokesperson have in speaking with a person whose name is among those discussed as a candidate? Why would the Chief of General Staff be sent to convince that individual not to be a candidate?” said the spokesperson.
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