June 2015 Turkish general election
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said they do not want any more refugees in Turkey and pledged to restore ties with the Syrian regime if his party comes to power
"We don't want more refugees and asylum seekers," Kılıçdaroğlu said on Oct. 26, speaking at the CHP's parliamentary group meeting.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the remarks by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on public servants, saying the statement made is a "crime."
"Kılıçdaroğlu's threat to public officials, I put aside his political weirdness, is also clearly a crime," Erdoğan said at a press conference before departing for Angola on Oct. 17.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Oct. 5 rejected any debate on the Kurdish issue and reiterated his argument that "there is no Kurdish problem" in Turkey.
"To discuss the so-called Kurdish issue means to discussing the nation. Discussing the nation is synonymous with opening the state for discussion," he said at the MHP's parliament group meeting.