Communist Party of Turkey: 'Erdoğan must pay the price of his crimes'

The Communist Party of Turkey calls on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to resign immediately following the reports showing his and his family's engagement in transaction of millions of dollars via offshore bank accounts
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan leaves a hall following a news briefing. FILE PHOTO.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 20:23

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has released a statement calling on Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan to resign immediately following the reports showing the engagement of family members of Erdoğan in the transaction of millions of dollars to a foreign company via offshore bank accounts in the Isle of Man.   

The statement came on late November 28 just after Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu showed some documents during a parliamentary speech, accusing Erdoğan’s family of getting involved in the transaction of millions of dollars to a foreign company via offshore bank accounts in the tax haven Isle of Man.

TKP: 'RESIGN IMMEDIATELY!'

"We know for years what Erdoğan and his family have done within the triangle of religion-money-politics. Not only Erdoğan and his family, but also almost all the leading cadres of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) have become skilled in converting politics and religion to money," the TKP statement reads.

Indicating that Erdoğan, his family and the government are all involved in tax evasion, bribery and corruption, the TKP statement continues, "Everyone knows that the allegations are true. 'Lies, false documents,' screams the palace [of Erdoğan], the government and the pro-government media," adding that it was the government which sent many people behind the bars through false documents.     

As the TKP statement goes on, Erdoğan's palace, government and media argue that they are facing an international operation, thus calling on everyone to defend Erdoğan against this "anti-Turkey plot".

"It is true that Erdoğan has been the target of an international operation for some time. That is why secret tape recordings, documents are revealed. That is why a coup was attempted on July 15. Among the imperialists, some either attempt to control Erdoğan and his team, whom they supported and used for many years, more tightly or to throw them away," the TKP statement puts forth.

'ERDOĞAN MUST PAY THE PRICE OF HIS CRIMES'

The statement underlines that Erdoğan must pay the price of his crimes himself since he attacked the people with Islamism, privatizations and the plunder of national resources with the support of local and foreign monopolies, the European Union and the U.S.

The TKP says that the imperialist operation does not absolve Erdoğan's AKP government, but shows that the people must get rid of the AKP party as immediate as possible. "Turkey under the rule of Erdoğan and the AKP is open to all kinds of operation, blackmailing, traps. Because there are many crimes, all of which have been documented," the statement underlines.  

Calling on the people to stand against Erdoğan, his local and foreign capitalist accomplices and the imperialist countries at the same time, the TKP statement concludes:

"Erdoğan and the government, resign!

Down with imperialism!

No to NATO and the European Union!"