Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party wanted justice for all 81 million citizens of Turkey, speaking in a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the “justice march,” which he had initiated after the imprisonment of CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu last year.
“We are not demanding any favors form anybody. We want all 81 million people to live in justice. We only wish that,” Kılıçdaroğlu said on June 14.
Kılıçdaroğlu had initiated the march last year after Berberoğlu was arrested on June 14, 2017, on charges of “helping a terrorist organization,” “espionage,” and “leaking secret state documents.”
He was given a 25-year prison time for “leaking state secret documents” for providing daily Cumhuriyet with a video purporting to show National Intelligence Organization trucks carrying weapons to Syria.
The arrest had caused widespread outrage, with Kılıçdaroğlu starting the walk from Ankara on June 15 and trekking 450 kilometers to Istanbul in 25 days.
People had joined the march all throughout the way. It ended with a grand rally in Istanbul’s Maltepe Square on July 9.
CHP EU Representation