Is it intelligence agency’s job to monitor opposition, İnce asks Erdoğan

Muharrem İnce, the main opposition CHP presidential candidate, has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the latter said the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) identified participants of İnce’s rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır as supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

Earlier in the day, Erdoğan had said in an election rally in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir: “According to the information I received from the intelligence, almost all participants [of İnce’s] Diyarbakır rally were from the HDP.”

But Erdoğan did not give further details of the intelligence he had on the individuals who attended the meeting.

İnce held an election rally in Diyarbakır on June 11 where he pledged to solve the Kurdish question in parliament if elected as the head of the nation in the June 24 elections.

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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