Kılıçdaroğlu vows to recruit 100,000 teachers if elected

The joint presidential candidate of the Nation Alliance and chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has reiterated his vow to appoint 100,000 teachers if elected in the next elections and recruit officials based on their merit.

"We will come to power on May 15, and we will make the recruitment of 100,000 teachers," Kılıçdaroğlu said in his visit to the Central Anatolian province of Konya as part of People's Gatherings late on March 28. He met with civil society, businessmen and young people during his visit to the city. Future Party leader Ahmet Davutoğlu, who is a part of the alliance, accompanied him at the iftar dinner.

"Konya is an ancient city and home to Mevlana. It is our job to explain the philosophy of Mevlana to the whole world. And my vow to you is 'we will bring justice to this country,'" Kılıçdaroğlu stated.

Konya, Türkiye's number one farming center, is bigger than the Netherlands, but the latter's agricultural exports exceed 100 billion euros while the former has multiple problems in producing food products, he said. "Türkiye has to compete with the world. Türkiye can grow and can be even a stronger state when it competes."

A special development plan will be implemented to increase Türkiye's agricultural sectors, the CHP underlined, repeating that more incentives will be introduced when they come to power in May 14 polls.

In an address to the youth, Kılıçdaroğlu pledged them more freedom and opportunities for better education and employment. "I will expand your space of freedom. Your parents will no longer be concerned about your tweets. They will be assured that there is freedom and democracy in this country." He said around 5.5 million young people will cast their votes for the first...

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