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    Demirtaş commented on corruptions of government members

    BDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş at the BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) group meeting told about; the bribery and corruption operation on 17 December 2013.

    Demirtaş said that it was not possible to remedy the current situation in Turkey and to achieve peace and democracy  without exposing the present situation and giving an end to the denial of bribery and corruption.

    Demirtaş also reminded of the former statements of AKP officials that praised the Gülen movement and revealed the close relations between the government and the Gülen organisation, citing Erdoğan's call to Fethullah Gülen that "We want to see those away from home among us. This longing for home must end now."  

    Demirtaş said the society of Turkey placed their hopes in the BDP and the HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party), and vowed to perform works in line with the awareness of this responsibility of theirs.  

    On the other side;  a recent survey have implicated people close to the government shows that the public largely supports the probe that came to public attention on Dec. 17 of last year.

    According to MetroPOLL Strategic and Social Research Center, 60.5 percent of those surveyed said the prosecutors were right to proceed with the corruption investigations despite the government's persistent efforts to portray the probes as a foreign conspiracy executed in collaboration with domestic partners and aiming to topple the government.

    On Dec. 17 of last year, İstanbul and Ankara police staged dawn raids to detain over 50 people as part of a corruption investigation.

    Among the detainees were officials, well-known businesspeople and the sons of three ministers. Allegations emerged that several ministers had also been involved in bribery.


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