‘Are you in charge of al-Qaeda or Isis?’ Turkey’s opposition leader asks Erdogan

Republic People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Turkey’s main opposition Republic People’s (CHP) Party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has criticised President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threats targeting European countries.

Commenting on Erdogan’s recent outburst in which he said, “If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely in the streets,” Kilicdaroglu responded, “Are you trying to say you are in charge of al-Qaeda or Isis [Islamic State], is this what you’re trying to say?”

Speaking at an event in Ankara on Thursday, Kilicdaroglu also criticised Ankara’s foreign policy.

“We fought with Russia and then begged them for mercy. It makes me feel bad. Now we’re fighting the Netherlands so Erdogan can get a ‘yes’ vote.”

The opposition party leader claimed that the constitution reform package would not bring stability to the country but instead an authoritarian regime.

“We are breaking away from the civilised world. Turkey is isolating itself,” he said.