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‘Anyone can be arrested at any time in Turkey’ Kılıçdaroğlu says

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‘Anyone can be arrested at any time in Turkey’ Kılıçdaroğlu said during an address in Parliament on Monday

Slamming an increasingly authoritarian rule in Turkey, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said during an address in Parliament on Monday that anyone can be arrested at any time in Turkey.

KILICDAROGLU CRITICAL OF THE EMERGENCY RULE  

Delivering a speech as part of budget deliberations in the legislature, Kılıçdaroğlu was highly critical of the emergency rule that was imposed on the country following a botched coup on July 15. Immediately after the coup attempt, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government initiated a massive purge, arresting, detaining and dismissing tens of thousands of people while profiling family members of the alleged coup suspects and seizing private property on charges of terrorism as well.

THERE IS NO LONGER A GUARANTEE OF LIFE IN TURKEY

Recalling examples of the human tragedies of the purge, Kılıçdaroğlu said there is no longer a guarantee of life or property in Turkey since anybody can be arrested at any time. According to Kılıçdaroğlu, judges, including Constitutional Court judges, hand down verdicts under fear of arrest. “Turkey has no rule of law,” Kılıçdaroğlu said in Parliament, claiming that it has become an intelligence state.

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