The leader of the main Turkish opposition party on Tuesday called “nonsense” claims that a controversial letter addressed to the government and signed by 104 retired naval admirals over the weekend sought to overthrow the government, the agency reported. Anatolia.
“Where in the world do retirees [almirantes] Do they give military coups? “asked Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), adding that critics of the letter who said the former admirals intended to depose the government” lost common sense.
“The Turkish Republic has never seen and heard so much nonsense,” Kilicdaroglu told his party’s parliamentary group, accusing the government of being incapable of running the country.
“They have to put this nation aside. This nation is not fooled by any of these claims. [golpistas]”, He said.
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On Sunday, the former admirals published a statement on the Internet urging not to take actions that could make the 1936 Montreux Convention an object of debate. Prosecutors in the capital Ankara subsequently launched an investigation into the signatories of the statement.
The controversial statement also denounced alleged “efforts” to show that the Turkish Armed and Naval Forces deviate from the path traced by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.
It also warned that Turkey could face “dangerous … events, risks and threats to its survival, something we know from our history.”