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Turkish Opposition To Sue Government for ‘Aiding Terror’

March 4, 2016 (EIRNS)—The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has announced that he will sue the government for supporting terrorism.

"This government and its predecessors have been the ones which support and abet terrorist organizations. Our provincial heads of the party will take necessary steps in the following days,"

said Kiliçdaroglu on March 3.

"A legitimate government cannot support nor abet an illegitimate terrorist organization. This is a crime. However, this crime has been committed in Turkey and is still being committed."

Kiliçdaroglu said there was no terrorism when the AKP came to power in 2002.

"Turkey is a lake of blood today. They ordered governors, ’Do not touch terrorists.’ They made the East and the Southeast warehouses of weapons. We hear news of soldiers’ deaths every day. Turkey is one step away from catastrophe,"

he added.

There is good reason to sue the government. In the past year close to 200 people have been killed in terror attacks in just Ankara and Istanbul, while in the Southeast, well over 1,000 people have been killed. While the majority of those killed were members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, an unknown number of civilians, as many as 200 or more, have been killed.

On Thursday in Istanbul there were four terror attacks within 12 hours. The first occurred in the morning when two women from the terrorists’ Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) attacked a riot police headquarters in Istanbul. Both were subsequently killed, while no one else was killed. This was followed later in the evening by attacks on a service bus carrying judicial personnel, and on an armored police vehicle, by unidentified assailants in separate incidents. No casualties were reported. In a fourth attack, the official car of the Istanbul-based Fatih Sultan Mehmet University rector was attacked along TEM highway. The driver of the car was injured. The rector was not traveling in the car.