Kılıçdaroğlu'ndan Avrupa'ya ikinci mektup!
Kılıçdaroğlu, milletvekillerinin yemin krizi ile ilgili 5 Temmuz Salı Günü TBMM’de açıkladığı “Demokrasi Deklarasyonu”nu da İngilizce olarak Avrupa ile paylaştı...
Kılıçdaroğlu'nun ikinci mektubunu gönderdiği isimler şu şekilde:
BM İnsan Hakları Yüksek Komiseri, Navanethem Pillay
AGİT Genel Sekreteri, Marc Perin de Brichambaut,
AGİT-PA Başkanı, Petros Efthymiou
OECD Genel Sekreteri, José Ángel Gurría
İslam Konferansı Örgütü Genel Sekreteri Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Avrupa Konseyi Genel Sekreteri Thorbjorn Jagland
Sosyalist Enternasyonal Başkanı George A. Papandreou
Avrupa Sosyalistler Partisi Başkanı Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Avrupa Parlamentosu Başkanı Jerzy Buzek
Avrupa Komisyonu Başkanı José Manuel Barroso
Avrupa Komisyonu Başkan Yardımcısı Viviane Reding
Avrupa Komisyonu Genişlemeden Sorumlu Komiseri Stefan Füle
Parlamentolar Arası Birlik Başkanı Theo-Ben Gurirab
Uluslar arası Af Örgütü Genel Sekreteri Salil Shetty
Human Rights Watch Direktörü Keneth Roth
D8 Genel Sekreteri Widi A. Pratikto
Sınır Tanımayan Gazeteciler,
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İngilizce olarak gönderilen 16 maddeli “Neden Yemin etmedik” konulu “Demokrasi Deklerasyonu” ise şöyle ;
“A DEMOCRACY MANIFESTO FROM CHP LEADER KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU....
WHILE ANNOUNCING THE DEMOCRACY MANIFESTO FOLLOWING THE CHP GROUP ASSEMBLY MEETING AT THE TGNA, CHP LEADER KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU ALSO COMMENTED ON THE AKP GOVERNMENT’S THREAT TO “HAVE THE DEPUTY STATUSES OF THE DEPUTIES WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN THEIR OATHS TERMINATED.”
“WE WILL NEVER BOW TO THREATS AND BLACKMAIL,” SAID CHP LEADER KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU AT THE TGNA, AND WENT ON AS FOLLOWS:
''THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY IS FULL OF EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHO HAVE PAID A PRICE FOR DEMOCRACY, FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, AND FOR FREEDOM. WHATEVER MAY HAVE BEEN GAINED IN THIS SENSE ALL AROUND THE WORLD WAS BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO PAID THE PRICE.
WE ARE READY TO PAY WHATEVER THE PRICE MAY BE FOR THE COMPLETE UTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, THE UNIVERSAL LAW, DEMOCRACY AND THE RIGHT TO ELECT AND BE ELECTED IN TURKEY.
WE WILL NEVER BOW TO THREATS OR BLACKMAIL.
AS CHP, WE ADVOCATE NOT A COUNTRY OVER WHICH ONLY ONE MAN HAS SOVEREIGNTY, BUT A TURKEY IN WHICH THE SOVEREIGNTY BELONGS TO CITIZENS.
IT IS BECAUSE OF OUR RESPECT TO THE VOTE OF THE VOTERS, THE NATIONAL WILL AND THE RULE OF LAW THAT WE DID NOT TAKE OUR OATHS...”
IN HIS SPEECH, WHICH WAS DUBBED AS A DEMOCRACY MANIFESTO, CHP LEADER KILIÇDAROĞLU LISTED THE REASONS WHY CHP DEPUTIES WOULD NOT BE TAKING THEIR OATHS, UNDER 16 HEADINGS:
1- Today, the will of the nation is under arrest. CHP is not taking the oath because it cannot accept this disgrace to democracy.
2- As the party that brought the multi-party regime and democracy to our country, CHP stands against trampling on democracy, the rule of law, the separation of powers and the national will.
3- CHP believes in the principle of separation of powers. IT DOES NOT ACCEPT THE TUTELAGE OF THE JUDICIARY OR THE TUTELAGE OVER THE JUDICIARY.
4- CHP is not taking the oath because it respects the vote of each and every citizen and upholds each vote cast by each citizen, to the bitter end.
5- We know very well that upholding the vote cast by the citizen means upholding democracy, the right to elect and be elected, and the national will.
6- As CHP, we are openly and clearly stating that a party that is unwilling or unable to protect the votes of its own citizens will never be able to protect the interests of its country, the democracy, the fundamental rights and freedoms or the national will.
7- CHP respects the international conventions and treaties signed by the Governments of the Republic of Turkey. As a requirement of this respect, it believes in the full implementation of Article 90 of the Constitution.
8- CHP defends human rights and democracy everywhere and under all circumstances.
9- CHP also stands against practices that suspend the right to elect and be elected, which is a direct result of the national will, and that goes against the international law.
10- CHP does not see the Parliament’s function as nothing more than raising hands.
A parliament that unconditionally does whatever the executive organ says is not a healthily functioning parliament.
As a requirement of its belief in the principle of separation of powers, CHP does not accept any intervention to the legislature by the judiciary or by the executive.
11- CHP sees it as a disgrace to democracy that deputies, against whom there are no verdicts of conviction and hence no legal obstacles to their coming and taking their oaths at the TGNA, are being kept at prison, are not brought to the parliament and are prevented from exercising their right to take their oath.
I would like to ask you:
With which conscience will we justify the unlawful imprisonment of the deputies who were elected by the votes of the people in full conformity with all applicable legal procedures yet who are thusly prevented from taking their oaths?
Today, CHP continues to be the conscience of the people and does what befits it in line with its belief in democracy, just as it did years ago when Recep Tayip Erdoğan himself was unable to come to the parliament.
12- CHP vehemently rejects the HYPOCRITICAL MENTALITY in which those who “complained about long arrest durations” before the elections lay aside this discourse after the elections, and which sees nothing extraordinary in the situation where deputies with no convictions whatsoever cannot take their oaths.
13- I would like to reiterate and emphasize once again that CHP does not object to the arrested deputies being tried after taking their oaths, and does not ask for immunity or pardon.
CHP only and only wants to see the rule of law, the sovereignty of the will of the people at the TGNA, and the participation of elected deputies into the legislative duty by taking their oaths, as a requirement of the universal law.
14- The presumption of innocence is one of the greatest achievements of the history of humanity in the struggle for rights. The current situation is the severest violation of this most fundamental human right. We take this stance also with regard to the respectability of the legislative activity.
15- CHP believes that under these conditions, the legislative activity of the 24th term of the parliament is left to the discretion of the judiciary.
CHP maintains its rightful and lawful attitude by objecting to having the legislative organ and its 550 deputies under the unlawful discretion of a judiciary that is far from being independent, and to having this discretion within the scope of the jurisdiction of the judiciary.
16- CHP is open to all suggestions for solutions so as to prevent any harm to Turkey’s reputation, not only inside the country but also abroad, and to surmount the problems that are being experienced.
As the Chair person of CHP, I would like to emphasize this once again, FOR THE PROBLEM DOES NOT BELONG ONLY TO CHP, BUT TO TURKEY AS A WHOLE…”