Kılıçdaroğlu slammed Erdoğan’s campaign manifesto

Kılıçdaroğlu aldo blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s election campaign manifesto declared on May 5 at an Istanbul rally.

The CHP leader questioned why the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “cannot stand upright if there is a threat to Turkey’s survival,” adding that the president “blames foreign powers for all the government’s failures.”

If the country has been brought to the issue of “survival” then blame can be laid at the door of the government that has been in office for over 15 years, Kılıçdaroğlu said.

He also blasted the collapse of meritocracy in Turkey, saying the government has “abolished merit and loyalty to [the state] as criteria” in favor of “individualization” of the administration with “every decision made by the palace.”

The laws do not work and the functions of state institutions have been destroyed, the CHP head stated.

Hürriyet Daily News

via CHP EU Representation

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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