SELIM – Opposition MHP prepares dictionary of corruption

Opposition MHP prepares dictionary of corruptionOpposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) parliamentary group deputy chairman Oktay Vural has introduced a andquotdictionary of corruptionandquot containing the key words concerning the Dec. 17-25 graft scandals as well as placed a poster in six languages in Parliament.

The MHP, along with the main opposition Republican Peopleand#39s Party (CHP), had previously declared Dec. 17-25 a andquotweek of fighting graft,andquot with Vural introducing a special event in Parliament on Wednesday in order to mark the first anniversary of the revelation of the graft scandals.

Taking to the floor in Parliament, Vural put up six placards with the words andquotDec. 17-25: a week of fighting corruptionandquot written in English, Chinese, Latin, Arabic and French.

Vural later made those who were present listen to a message in six language concerning the announcement of the andquotweek of corruption.andquotVural handed out the andquotcorruption dictionaryandquot containing words like andquotAlo Fatih,andquot in reference to Ciner Holding former chairman Fatih Sara, who was instructed by then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoIan to censor anti-government content broadcasted by the Haberturk TV station andquotAK trolls,andquot in reference to Twitter trolls supporting the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) andquotshoeboxes,andquot in reference to $4.

5 million in cash found stashed in shoeboxes in the home of former Halkbank General Manager Suleyman Aslan and andquotBaIalanandrdquo (head thief) to members of the press who were there to cover the event.Vural also pointed out that his party had introduced a legislative proposal to Parliament seeking for Dec.

17-25 to be marked as a week of fighting graft, as well as to ensure that the public does not forget the worst-ever graft that Turkey has encountered.andquotWe say no to corruption.

The main purpose of the law proposal is to ensure those that who were involved in corruption account for what they have done. We will do anything to ensure that those who insulted our values by being involving in money laundering, bribery and wrongdoing are punished before the law.

We should all fight against the disease of corruption, which has held politics captive but is prohibited by our religion and the law,andquot Vural noted.Vural also stressed that the government cannot obscure the graft via allegations of an attempted coup against the ruling AK Party, adding: andquotThe main coup was staged by the government against the people.

The only purpose of the government is to hide the graft and the perpetrators from the public. It [the AK Party] is extending great effort to cover up corruption.

andquotMeanwhile, pro-Kurdish Peoplesand#39 Democratic Party (HDP)o-Chairman Selahattin DemirtaI posted several tweets on his account stating that the documents which were revealed in the Dec. 17 and 25 corruption investigations were evidence of graft but the faith-based Hizmet movement was trying to establish control over the state by using the graft.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman