Kılıçdaroğlu: Europeans must provide money to support deport Syrians or the borders will open and vows to end “tyranny” in the country
The Turkish presidential candidate for the opposition alliance, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, threatened the European Union to send Syrian refugees to Europe if it didn’t provide the necessary support to return them back to Syria.
Kılıçdaroğlu said in an interview, “If the Turkish opposition wins, we will return the refugees to Syria, and we will build houses, schools, and roads for them with the hands of Turkish contractors and with European support, and we and the Syrians will win from that”.
Kılıçdaroğlu added, “If the European Union doesn’t provide the necessary support, we won’t keep these people here and I will open the borders and let them go wherever they want”.
He stressed that embassies will be opened between Türkiye and Syria if they win the upcoming Turkish elections, with a plan to return the refugees in four stages.
On Saturday, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in front of tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in Istanbul said, “You’ll replace an authoritarian administration through democratic means”.
Kılıçdaroğlu, who opinion polls indicate is slightly ahead of current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the shift towards a democratic government for Türkiye would be a gift to the global politics arena.
Kılıçdaroğlu pledged to restore the rule of law and rights to the country and the people.
The Turkish opposition bloc claims that Erdogan’s camp is planning a cyber-information war using deep falsification of video or audio of Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the opposition bloc’s candidate for the presidency, a week before the presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14.
Kılıçdaroğlu’s aide, Engin Özkoç, said late on Friday that Erdogan’s communications office had made deals with hackers through the dark web to help discredit Kılıçdaroğlu with fake recordings.
“We know who these people are,” Özkoç said, referring to hackers or intermediaries with links to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Özkoç added that in response to any potential fraud, Kılıçdaroğlu’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will use “anti-IP address spoofing” technology to detect and identify fake sources.