Republicans People’s Party (CHP) parliamentarian, Enis Berberoğlu jailed for 25 years because of spying charges. He was accused of giving Cumhuriyet newspaper the footages of trucks which were loaded with weapons were going to Syria, and those trucks were owned by Turkey’s state intelligent service. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, head of CHP, had an emergency meeting with his party group last night and they announced they will walk to Istanbul from Güvenpark Ankara, at 11.00 am.
“I hope they will understand the meaning of this walk,” said Kılıçdaroğlu, who started this ‘Justice Walk’ from Ankara to İstanbul.
Kılıçdaroğlu: We Want Justice For Everybody
Kılıçdaroğlu noted that this walk is independent from political parties. “We don’t want a country where there is no justice. We respect everybody’s opinion but everybody have to protect independence of judiciary and justice. Whole world should hear this, we are facing with dictatorial regime in our lands” he said.
He continued: “We don’t want journalists, parliamentarians to be in jail in our country. We are facing with dictatorial regime. We don’t want to live in country where there is no justice. We say enough. So we start our walk. If there is a price to be paid for this country, I will be the first one to pay it. This walk is independent from political parties. This is a blessed walk, a justice walk. There won’t be justice in a country with crowded prisons. Justice, justice, justice. We have to make best of this word. Whole world should hear this, we are facing with dictatorial regime in our lands. We don’t want a dictatorial regime. We want justice for everybody.”
First Day is Completed
Kılıçdaroğlu was wearing white shirt, black pants and sneakers on the first day of “Justice Walk”. The route started from Güvenpark and ended at Batıkent Hippodrome. Kılıçdaroğlu have made a short statement after today’s walk.
”There is no democracy in Turkey, which is a common knowledge. They told me that international media is giving wide coverage for our walk. And our channels also gave wide coverage. I would like to thank to all journalist friends who supported us. This walk is a festivity for sure. Actually we are seeking for justice, we are not worried. We did our walk under festivity atmosphere. We will spend the night in here. Our friends will tell stories and I’ll be with them” he said.
Kılıçdaroğlu went for a rest for tomorrow’s walk after this statement.
Walk is expected to last for 28 days
The walk started from Güvenpark is expected to last for 28 days and it will end up at Maltepe Prison in İstanbul. Kılıçdaroğlu will walk around 18 kms per day, and party members will stay in tents on the way.First day there was big crowd accompanied Kılıçdaroğlu.
WHatti compiled stories from local Turkish press.