Turkey: CHP leader questions links between narco suspects and minister's son
The main opposition leader asked during the budget talks in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) how all suspects were released after being detained in a police operation that has been presented as "the biggest narcotic operation in the history of the Republic."
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), also asked: "What sort of relations do the suspects whose names have been removed from the indictment have with Interior Minister Soylu's son?"
"Tonnes of drugs arrive. You have turned the borders into inns at crossroads. The drugs that arrive, they are traded in Turkey. Who are those people that you capture? Bagmen. But it is not the bagmen or the users who are the problem."
Soon after Kilicdaroglu's remarks, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu targeted him on Twitter, saying:
"Kilicdaroglu, trying to set a new agenda with slander and rumor after he failed to prove his false claim that 'the current deficit is financed with drug money,' and after he didn't have what he expected with Jeremy Rifkin. If he fails to prove his false claim, Kilicdarogu has no honor."