CHP Deputy Chairman and Istanbul Deputy Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi revealed the bitter reality of Turkey's child poverty in a report she wrote. Akkuş İlgezdi, who said that even the figures that TÜİK misrepresents and misrepresented could not hide child poverty, said, "While the government encourages having children with the discourse of "at least 3 children", it does nothing for the poverty of children, and under unhealthy conditions, children who cannot reach food and necessary services cause poverty. Our 7 million 436 thousand children are poor because of wrong policies. They cannot grow healthy as they need. The first word that the Republican People's Party and our esteemed Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu keep saying is this: No child will go to bed hungry under the CHP government. As the party that saved and founded the country, the CHP will bury child poverty in the pages of history. He will spend the revenues of our country not for the supporters, but for our children and citizens," he said.
As of 2022, children make up 27 percent of Turkey's population. CHP Deputy Chairman and Istanbul Deputy Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi mentioned that 3 out of every 1 children in Turkey is imprisoned in extreme poverty and trying to hold on to life amidst the wheel of misery and exploitation. . The striking findings from the report written by Akkuş İlgezdi are as follows:
Pointing out that the one-man regime created a wave of impoverishment that led to disaster for children, Akkuş İlgezdi said, “The number of poor children, which was 2017 million 6 thousand in 893, increased by 8 percent with the transition to the Erdoğan regime and reached 2021 million 7 thousand in 436. The Erdogan regime, which puts Turkey's resources at the disposal of the five gangs, pours money into the pool of supporters, and transfers the sweat of the people abroad through nylon foundations, has darkened the future of the country by adding 5 new children to the army of the poor every week since 2017."
Akkyş İlgezdi stated that according to June 2022 data, the poverty line exceeded 20 thousand liras and said, “According to the make-up data of TURKSTAT, there are 2021 million 19 thousand poor people whose income is below 23 thousand liras in 789. Gathering all the power by saying "I am an economist" and earning a salary of 1 million 200 thousand liras per year, Erdoğan became the commander-in-chief of the order of misery by creating an army of the poor that is 390 times larger than the current 960 thousand 19 Turkish Armed Forces. .
CHP's Akkuş İlgezdi stated that the economic, moral and social damage caused by Erdoğan's government affects children the most and continued his words as follows:
“Erdogan, who collects the legislative-executive-judicial authority in one hand, insists on policies that abolish children's right to "live, develop, grow". When the claws of poverty reach a family, it also leads to widespread violations of children's rights. Crime data reveal the black picture. Between 2009 and 2020, 18 children under the age of 88 entered the penitentiary institution. 741 percent of these children, or 15 thousand 13, were younger than 376 years old. After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected President in 15, there was a 2014 percent increase in the number of children entering the penitentiary institution by committing crimes. In addition, 35 percent of the total number of children entering the penitentiary between 2009 and 2020, or 85, corresponds to the period when Erdoğan was elected president.”
“As a result of the government's depreciation policies, 22 percent of 738 million 300 thousand 33 children, 7 million 436 thousand, faced deep poverty. This data, instead of strengthening the social protection shield that cannot be managed under the One-Man Regime, the government, which tries to manage poverty, directly increases the number of children dragged into crime. As children are pushed into the grip of poverty, they become more prone to commit crimes. Between 2009 and 2020, there was an 841 percent increase in the number of children entering prisons in Turkey. The government, which does not solve the problem of poverty, pushes our children to crime.”