Opposition Parties Reject the Military Coup Attempt
“This country had suffered a lot from the coups. We do not these difficulties be repeated,” Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) said in a written statement. He stressed that the CHP will protect the Republic and democracy, saying “It should be known that the CHP fully depends on the free will of the people as indispensable of our parliamentary democracy.”
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli phoned to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım after news broke, expressing his party’s support to the democracy and free will of the people.
The co-leaders of Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have declared their dissidence to “any kind of coup,” citing “democratic politics” as “the only solution.”
“The only solution is democratic politics. In these challenging and critical days which Turkey goes through, whatever its reason might be, no one should put himself in the place of the people’s will,” said Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, the co-chairs of the Kurdish problem-focused party July 16.
“The HDP is opposed to any kind of coup under any circumstances and as a principle,” said the leaders.