Erdoğan Blamed Opposition And Gülen Movement
Prime Minister criticized his ally-turned-nemesis Fethullah Gülen, “If you’re honest and sincere, why did you flee the country in 1999 for Pennsylvania when you were innocent? Because there is a water leakage,” Erdoğan used a Turkish idiom to imply that Gülen was not inculpable.
Erdoğan also claimed “the parallel structure” within the state wiretapped President Abdullah Gül, but they are not releasing the tapes yet.
“We’re busy with Prime Minister. Why should we also be busy with President now? But they wiretapped him, too. When it is time, they will release those tapes. These people are ‘hashashins’, montage-makers, a gang, an organization that amounts to a terrorist one,” Erdoğan said.
Erdoğan lashed at the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), too. Reminding the twin car bombings last year in the town of Reyhanlı in Hatay which left 53 people dead and hundreds injured, Erdoğan blamed CHP and the Syrian regime.
“We asked CHP to keep its distance with the al-Assad regime. We documented that those involved in the Reyhanlı attack were the guides who accompanied some CHPdeputies during their meeting with Syrian leader Basharal-Assad,” Erdoğan claimed.