Having met with the representatives of foreign media institutions in Ankara, CHP Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu answered the journalists’ questions after the meeting.
Also giving statements about Erdoğan’s recent scolding remarks with regards to the signing of Treaty of Lausanne in 1923, Kılıçdaroğlu said the following: “So, Lausanne has been brought up! While there is such high rate of unemployment; while people are concerned about their lives; while victimized people are trying to find a way out in all 81 provinces of the country, why would Treaty of Lausanne come up? Treaty of Lausanne is the title of Turkey! We defend Lausanne; they (AKP) defend Sevres… We defend the Republic; they defend the caliphate. We defend the citizens; they defend slavery. Don’t forget that you are sitting on that chair by the virtue of the Republic, my friend! Where do you get the right to distort history from? Nobody has such right! If you are the President, just sit on your seat and be the President. If you don’t know history, call on a historian to tell the history. Someone who is in the position of the Presidency cannot betray his/her country; cannot sell it out! Yesterday, you said: ‘Lausanne is our title’; and, today you say: ‘The country was sold through Lausanne.’ What is this?... Now, he (Erdoğan) will come up and say: ‘He (Kılıçdaroğlu) has sold out the Yenikapı spirit.’ If this is your understanding of Yenikapı spirit, we are against it!”
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