Kılıçdaroğlu says gov’t to give citizenship to 4 mln Syrians

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CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

Chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Saturday that the government would give Syrian refugees in Turkey citizenship after a critical referendum on April 16 that will introduce an executive presidency in the country if approved, news website t24 reported.

“Who brought the 4 million Syrians in? Did the parliamentary system bring them? We will give them citizenship if the result of the referendum is yes, they say,” said Kılıçdaroğlu in during a meeting in Diyarbakır.

Describing Kılıçdaroğlu’s statement “dangerous” in a speech in Kahramanmaraş on Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said: “We do not need to wait for the referendum to give citizenship to Syrians. There is no such decision, either.”

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