FILE: Head of Turkey’s main opposition party, Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu
CAIRO – 3 May 2020: Head of Turkey’s main opposition party, Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be able to keep ruling the country with his policies that have negatively affected democracies, freedoms and economy.
He stressed in a televised interview that Erdogan will certainly leave office very soon.
“Every person remains in power for a certain period of time until he can no longer win votes, and this is the case with Erdogan,” Kilicdaroglu explained.
He further stressed that the coronavirus outbreak in Turkey has allowed the people to realize that the situation will not return to the way it was before the virus, saying the government has failed to properly handle the crisis.
He pointed out that Turkey is among the most affected countries by the pandemic, especially with the bad economy and increased poverty and unemployment rates.
Kilicdaroglu held Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan's son-in-law, responsible for the deteriorating economy said Kilicdaroglu, demanding his resignation.
“The Turkish state has become a family corporation. The president rules the country and his son-in-law controls its treasury,” he stressed.
He has finally called for establishing a new electoral system that ensures that the people are properly and fairly represented at parliament.