Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has hit out at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) over its planned visit to Egypt, labeling the visit a chance to send “coup experience” with the military administration in Cairo.
“They are experienced on democracy in the perspective of coups. On this issue, I suppose Turkey’s experiences are not enough; now they will attempt to earn some coup experience outside or convey their own earnings. This is what we think this trip is,” Erdoğan said at a press conference at Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport prior to departing for Russia for the G-20 Summit, on Sept. 4.
Arguing that the CHP has nothing to offer to Egypt and Iraq – which the CHP also recently visited – Erdoğan said the trip would be an opportunity to reveal the CHP’s true colors as regards to its ties with past coup d’états.
The main opposition party CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (R) shakes hands with Turkish commanders during Victory Day celebrations in this file photo. DHA photo