Turkey: Opposition leader accuses government of corruption in contracts
At the 8th Felicity Party Ordinary Congress held in Ankara, party chair Temel Karamollaoglu criticized the government contracts saying “it is almost as if the tenders are being made to serve corruption.”
Karamollaoglu criticized the economic policies of the government and said that the minimum wage was below the starvation line and millions of employees earn wages only below the poverty line.
“It is past time to say the government contracts are corrupted, it is almost as if the government lodges tenders to serve corruption,” Karamollaoglu said.
On the justice system, Karamollaoglu said that millions of citizens were declared terrorist suspects, hundreds of thousands were prosecuted, and tens of thousands were arrested.
“Huge palaces of justice were built, but at the same time, dozens of new prisons were opened. The prisons are overcrowded. The justice mechanism is being used like a sword in the hands of politicians. The cry of the victims of the government decrees (KHK) who were deprived of their jobs, bread, and freedom, reached the skies. But alas, no one heard,” Karamollaoglu said.
At the congress, the current chair Temel Karamollaoglu was the only candidate in the Felicity Party leadership election and he became the party’s leader for the third term.