Kilicdaroğlu: “We Increased Our Votes, But We Don’t Consider This As An Achievement

kılıçdaroğlu-1Turkey’s biggest opposition party leader is warning the ruling party to stick to the rule of law after its stunning return to one-party rule in Turkey’s parliament.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the CHP says: “The party in power has to respect the principle of the supremacy of the law.”

Sunday’s vote was a rerun of a June election in which the ruling Justice and Development party, or AKP, surprisingly lost its one-party rule. CHP improved its vote tally on Sunday, but not nearly as dramatically as AKP.

Kilicdaroglu said: “We increased our votes, but we don’t consider this as an achievement. Coming to power would have been an achievement.”

He added that the results may have been very different but for the spate of recent violence that has rocked Turkey.