Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who paid a visit to CHP deputy Enis Berberoğlu in İstanbul’s Maltepe Prison on Monday, has said that “justice is jailed” in Turkey.
Kılıçdaroğlu, who initiated a March of Justice from Ankara to İstanbul on June 15 in protest of the arrest of Berberoğlu on June 14 and held a Justice Rally on Sunday to mark the end of the march on its 25th day, expressed his concerns about the current situation of the judiciary in Turkey.
“Justice is not actually in the palaces. Under current circumstances, the buildings on which ‘palace of justice’ is written are not giving out justice. We have seen that justice has been jailed. Mr. Berberoğlu is writing his memoirs. We hope justice will be served and that he will be released in a short period of time. A heavy verdict was given [to him],” said Kılıçdaroğlu.
Berberoğlu was sentenced to 25 years in prison for leaking information for a report on National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks transporting weapons to jihadists in Syria.