The delegation, led by CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, met with the İBB President, who was sentenced to imprisonment and political ban by the local court. Ekrem İmamoğluHe paid a support visit to
The provincial administration led by CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, the party's 39 district heads in Istanbul and 14 mayors, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor, who was sentenced to imprisonment and political ban by the local court. Ekrem İmamoğluHe paid a support visit to Kaftancıoğlu and İmamoğlu made speeches at the meeting held in the historical İBB Assembly Hall in Saraçhane.
KAFTANCIOĞLU: “HOW DID WE FIGHT ON MARCH 31 AND JUNE 23…”
Emphasizing that as the provincial administration and all party cadres, they stand by İmamoğlu, who was elected Mayor of Istanbul twice in the same year, Kaftancıoğlu said, “Mayor, I don't say get well soon. Because there is no limit to what the evil in power does. And it seems that there is no limit to what they can do from now on. However, we know that all of us, together, shoulder to shoulder, not only because of the evil done to us, but to keep this evil from the beginning of 85 million people, no matter what they do, if there is no limit to their evil, our perseverance, determination and hard work. I say there is no limit to your faith. And what happened last night showed us once again that there is no end to this evil. We know that, as the Istanbul organization, we will fight against these evils together with the same belief, just as we gave Istanbul to the people on March 31, by believing, working, protecting the ballot boxes and votes, on March 23, and we will fight only against Istanbul. I say, "We will make Turkey breathe, not the world," he said.
İMAMOĞLU: “WHERE PEOPLE WILL SAY 'THIS CAN BE DONE'…”
Expressing his satisfaction with the support visit made by his political companions, İmamoğlu said, “Of course, being together at such moments is much more valuable. We know how we support each other spiritually, even when we are not together, even when we are not together, and how we encourage each other with our activities in the work areas we are in, whether it be face to face or physically.
“I CHALLENGE TO AK PARTY PARTIES WITH HIGH CONSCIENCE, ETHICS AND JUSTICE: IT IS TIME TO VOICE”
Stating that he knows that there are people with a high sense of conscience, morality and justice under the roofs of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the IMM Assembly, İmamoğlu said:
“Especially if there are friends who are in the IMM Assembly and watch these processes, their conscience 'bitter', their head bends forward, they go home and take their head between their two hands and think to themselves, 'Can this be done?' it's time to raise your voice. I remind everyone of the hadith, 'He who is silent in the face of injustice is a dumb devil'. If we have such a moral and such a conscience… It may not be meaningful to speak up on every political issue. But we are talking about Istanbul. We are talking about the Istanbul election. We're talking about the Speaker of this House. And we're talking about the mayor with the most votes in this city's history. In this period of time, those who say, 'Why did I not speak up or speak out?' I think like this: If I did such a thing, I would feel shame for the rest of my life. Because sitting in this seat has a responsibility.”
HE REMEMBERED 3 SEEDS AND MENDERESLER: THEY ARE IN THE HEART OF THE NATION, THOSE WHO MADE THE DECISION ARE DESTROYED
Emphasizing that everything is not politics and that every way is not permissible to win politically, İmamoğlu said, “This society does not accept such morality. It hasn't in the past. It won't do it anymore. Sooner or later, shame has been felt. The young men who were hanged in this country are still in the heart of the nation. But those who signed that decision were destroyed. Their families were also embarrassed. Or the Prime Minister of a country hanged in this country… It is still talked about and regretted, everyone bows their heads. But in that court, those who signed that decision were destroyed. Therefore, no matter what the subject is, it would never be appropriate for the people of this country to remain silent against unlawfulness, if it is within your authority, if it concerns you directly and personally. I go further: I speak for people who believe, it does not suit individuals who have our faith," he said.
“THE COUNTRY HAS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITH NO BARRIERS AHEAD”
Saying, “There are millions of people in this country who do not recognize any obstacles in front of it,” İmamoğlu said, “There are tens of millions of people who have put forward this initiative. And we have a nation with a high conscience who automatically, directly, at least 75-80 percent of the people say, 'This decision is wrong,' to this decision we have taken. Whatever you do. At the level of 10-12 percent, there may be some people whose ambition is beyond their mind. It's possible. There is. His ambition is ahead of his mind. There are people in front of his arrogance and passion. But we believe in all those lofty feelings of our nation. And a decision that does not find a response in the conscience and justice of the nation is already null and void in our conscience. We are far more hopeful than yesterday. We are far stronger than yesterday. We are much more determined than yesterday. Because the day we come here, we are already doing our duty as if we were going to take our jacket and leave. He didn't act as if he was going to fill things up like some. We'll take our jackets and go. Therefore, we do not have a problem with this location," he said.
“WE COME TO ADD STRENGTH, NOT TO GET STRENGTH FROM THE SEAT”
Emphasizing that they are not people who get strength from the armchair, but people who have come to add strength to the armchair, İmamoğlu said, “We will never give up on this either. We are determined. Of course, here one's own family, his own political family, is the source of his greatest strength. And I sincerely thank our Chairman for the deep warmth he showed at our last meeting in Ankara. Of course, it is very precious to me that you are with us today. We are together. We are always together. We will always be together. Especially with that crowd, where we met with our people both on the Wednesday evening when the decision was made and the next day, we met with our nation, sohbet It made me very happy that the big meeting we had and the Six Tables together with our Chairman, embraced us enthusiastically, and the leaders contributed to us.” Expressing his thanks to all the politicians who sent his support, apart from the Six Tables, İmamoğlu said, "Therefore, with great agreement, with the strong stance of the opposition, we will leave this mind in the minds of our country, hopefully, in the depths of history, and look ahead to a bright and bright future. We will look to a strong future. Remember that we are stronger than yesterday. Remember that we are more credible and more accepted than yesterday,” he said.
Günceleme: 22/12/2022 13:05