Published On: Sat, Jun 17th, 2017

Turkey sits on the agenda of the world with “Justice March” from Ankara to Istanbul




After the arrest of CHP Istanbul deputy Enis Berberoğlu for 25 years of imprisonment, “Justice March” started by CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has entered the agenda of the world. While international news agencies such as AFP, Reuters and Associated Press serve developments to their subscribers the attention of the international media has turned to Turkey. It is reported that thousands of protesters have begun to walk in Istanbul direction with “justice” written posters. Some newspapers reported that for the first time since the lifting of immunities last year, a CHP deputy was sentenced for punishment. Same sources also said opposition and human rights activists were long-suffering, and that the measures followed following the coup were going beyond the factions and targeting opponents.

The press also shared that the main opposition in Turkey had started to turn the route into mass action. KILICDAROGLU, the leader of the secular party CHP who walks in the forefront is reported to be carrying a small banner in his hand as well, with one word written on the red banner in white… One big word: JUSTICE



Giving a brief statement in front of his house before going to Güvenpark, Kılıçdaroğlu said the following: “In a place where there is no justice, there cannot be a state and there cannot be humans. So, we are launching this justice march… We do not want journalist in jail… We do not want academics in jail. As I said before, if there is a need to pay a price, I will pay that price first. I’m now walking to İstanbul and this will not be the end of it. Our march will continue until justice comes to this country.”

Underlining that the march is not about any particular political party, Kılıçdaroğlu said: “This is a sacred march. It is a march for justice. Everyone who wants justice must support this march.”

Referring to the declaration of state of emergency in the country on 20 July 2016 as the ‘actual coup’, Kılıçdaroğlu said: “The whole world should hear us! We are faced with a dictatorship regime in our own lands. We do not want a dictatorship! We do not want those who carried out the July 20 coup. We want democracy and freedoms in our country. We want justice for our workers, retirees, farmers, civil servants… for everyone… We want justice to live in dignity.” (SOURCE: MEDIA)

The Euronews broadcasting organization broadcasting in 10 languages ​​including Turkish quoted CHP leader’s words that “Thousands of people had cast into the streets in Turkey’s two major cities, Ankara and Istanbul”. He was also reported to have said: “Our march is not related to any political party or group. We must struggle together for the future of this country, for the future of our children..”

The march is expected to last for 28 days and a break is expected every 20 miles until the 430 km long march is completed. (SOURCE: MEDIA)

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