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Turkish Opposition Leader: New Mins Include Deep State, Erdogan Loyalists

World | December 26, 2013, Thursday // 13:26| Views: 742 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Turkish Opposition Leader: New Mins Include Deep State, Erdogan Loyalists CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. File photo.

Turkish main opposition party CHP leader Kemal Kılıcdaroglu has criticized the new composition of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's cabinet, in particular Erdogan's choice for new Minister of Interior.

Thursday it was announced that amid the high-profile corruption scandal going on in Turkey, Erdogan has changed 10 of his ministers.

According to Kılıcdaroglu, Erdogan has now attempted "to make a cabinet that would strictly follow his personal intentions without the slightest opposition."

Kılıcdaroglu was especially critical of Interior Min nominee, former Council of Ministers chief secretary Efkan Ala, reports NTV.

According to the CHP leader, Ala is to be seen as "the face of the Deep State within ruling party AKP."

The so-called "Deep State" in Turkey refers to a perceived symbiosis among political elite, secret services and organized crime.

On his part, PM Erdogan has been consistently describing the investigation, carried out by prosecution and police, as an attempt to force him out of power, helped by foreign influence.

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Tags: Kemal Kılıcdaroglu, AKP, CHP, corruption, secret services, organized crime, Efkan ala, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, turkey
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