Main opposition leader accuses the government of inviting drug lords to Turkey
The government allowed, even invited the drug lords to operate in Turkey which turned the country into a conflict zone, Turkey’s main opposition leader said on Sunday.
“Methamphetamine is spreading very fast on the streets. It is brought in liquid form and turned into crystal in laboratories in Turkey, especially in Istanbul,” Kilicdaroglu said in a video he posted on Twitter.
Kilicdaroglu claimed the Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu allowed those gangs because they also brought money, dubbing him as “Breaking Bad Suleyman,” referring to the TV series where a chemist turns into a drug dealer in search of money.
“They used this dirty money, billions of dollars of drug money to finance Turkey's current account deficit. (...) As a result, many drug lords and drug gangs from all over the world came to Istanbul with their money and settled down. They turned Istanbul into a conflict zone of the world's criminal organizations, the drug barons of the international mafia,” Kilicdaroglu said, adding that Turkish children have eventually been the target of the “filth spreading down this hill.”
Hacer Foggo, a member of the CHP responsible for poverty alleviation, accompanied Kilicdaroglu and told the outcome of her research in Istanbul neighborhoods.
“You can find methamphetamine in almost all streets, especially poor neighborhoods. It's incredibly common. It's almost down to the age of 11-12. Children call it “Uncle Metin,” Foggo said.
Kilicdaroglu pledged to save the families from the drug lords and keep dirty money away from Turkey.
Suleyman Soylu accused Kilicdaroglu of slendering and said will sue for indemnity.