CHP wants ‘justice for all’ on anniversary of justice march

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.

For more – Hürriyet Daily

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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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