Turkish main opposition leader’s guard chief forced to retire over ‘lack of cadres’

Duvar English

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s guard chief Koray Aslan was forced to retire over “a lack of cadres.”

Aslan, who is known with his efforts to save Kılıçdaroğlu from a lynching attempt in the Çubuk district of the capital Ankara in April 2019, is among the 78 police chiefs from various rankings who were forced to retire.

A group attempted to lynch Kılıçdaroğlu during the funeral of a soldier and threw rocks at him. He then took refuge in a house in the area and had to wait indoors for hours before being evacuated.

The decision to retire Aslan was adopted during a meeting chaired by Security General Directorate head Mehmet Aktaş, during which authorities discussed the retirement situations of a total of 319 police officers. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu approved the list on June 6 and cited the reason as the lack of cadres.

Sabri Yıldız, the guard chief of Ahmet Davutoğlu during his prime ministry, was also forced to retire.

Davutoğlu resigned from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) last year and founded the opposition Future Party.

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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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