Nation Alliance candidate Kılıçdaroğlu visits HDP

The chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and presidential candidate of the Nation Alliance, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, visited Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar on March 20 in their group hall at the parliament.

"We are in favor of unity and solidarity... The solution address of all problems, including the Kurdish problem, is the parliament," Kılıçdaroğlu told reporters after the meeting.

Kılıçdaroğlu said they presented the HDP co-chairs the text of the common agreement prepared by the Nation Alliance and the text of the constitutional amendment.

Elaborating on the issues discussed at the meeting, Kılıçdaroğlu said, "There must be an independent and impartial judiciary. The rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms were expressed as a common demand."

Kılıçdaroğlu said they also discussed local administrations, stressing that they do not endorse the appointment of trustees in local administrations. "Who comes by polls could only go by polls," the CHP chair stated.

Stating that the road for free politics should be paved, Kılıçdaroğlu said, "Politics should no longer be a battleground."

The CHP chair emphasized that defending democracy is defending the equality of men and women and said they underlined their sensitivities about the environment and climate change.

"It is not right to close a party. The parties that were closed continued to receive the support of the people until today with having new [party] names," he said.

Kılıçdaroğlu stressed that they never accept the "use of the judiciary as a stick over politics."

"Tonight, some things will be voiced on many TV channels… 'Why are we separating society?' … We are in favor of unity...

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