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Turkish opposition leader arrives after a protest march of three weeks in Istanbul

Turkish opposition leader arrives after a protest march of three weeks in Istanbul

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The Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu is Saturday, after a hike of 24 days arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul. With his mars wanted to be the leader of the CHP, a protest, appeal to the without charge to jail of one of its parliamentarians.

In total explained Kilicdaroglu over the past weeks, walk 450 kilometers. The last days locks many thousands of supporters joined him. Thus, there are mars to the largest protest against president Erdogan and his policies in years.

Erdogan is firmly in the saddle in Turkey and its position in the past year managed to consolidate after the failed coup, and a great purge in the civil service, the police and the media.

More than 150,000 Turks were fired, or detained because they are “revolutionary sympathies” would have.

European Court

In spite of all the repression of Erdogan voted in almost half of the population against the referendum, which the Turkish president himself from 2019 more power to grant. He wants the parliament effectively out of the game and the post of prime minister abolished.

The CHP, the party of Kilicdaroglu, signed this week at the European Court for the Human Rights of objection against the referendum. The election would not be fair to have passed. Previously, this was also the finding of observers from the European Union that is overseeing the referendum.

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