CHP presents evidence Erdoğan interfered with judiciary to intimidate media


The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has revealed a document that proves President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office interfered with the judiciary to intimidate a critical website for one of its stories targeting the presidency.

According to a document revealed by CHP Deputy Chairman Bülent Tezcan on Wednesday, a “classified” letter from the secretary-general of the Turkish presidency was sent to the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office on Nov. 11, 2015 demanding that the office launch legal action against the website for its allegedly “insulting” story about President Erdoğan and to keep the presidency advised of developments in the case.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Tezcan said: “Article 138 of the constitution says prosecutor’s offices and courts cannot be instructed by any state institution. Is this not an instruction to the judiciary from your [Erdoğan’s] office?

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  1. This is the kind of story that needs to get out there to the Turkish public. People are very slow to believe that their elected leader has gone mad with hate and fear. I actually believe that is what has happened to the Turkish President. Having to constantly go against the demands of conscience, in the service of hate and fear, has driven him mad. That is my belief. Nobody can reason with him. He doesn’t make the smallest concession to justice, to conscience, in his persecution of “Gulenists.” And there are always evil little toadies willing to go along with any corrupt regime, like “journalists” Cem Küçük and Fuat Uğur, . So you have to fight the lies that are being put out in the Turkish media, confront them head-on and show their falsity.