22nd Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Tansu Cilleranswered questions from Sinem Nazlı Demir of Cumhuriyet TV. Defending the “April 5 decisions”, Çiller said, “We wanted to sell the T of the PTT, they did not sell it” he said.
Ciller made the following statements in his statement:
“There is a belief that Tansu Çiller was a professor of economics, from Boğaziçi University, but it ruined the economy, it died out. There can’t be such a great injustice. After putting in decisions of April 5… Prime Minister Tansu Çiller in 1995, 8% growth. Where 2-3-4-5, where 8% growth? I did all that, but under what conditions? With coalitions, with the fight against terrorism… In 1995, we opened Turkey to competition. We wanted to sell the T of the PTT, they did not sell it”
KIRAN’S HARD RESPONSE TO ÇİLLER
People’s Liberation Party (HKP) Deputy General Secretary Atty. Sait Kiran reacted. to the Republic Kiran said, “To argue for privatization is to insist on betrayal against the people. There is no other explanation for this.”
“THE VALUES OF THE REPUBLIC HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY ÇİLLER”
“The government of Tansu Çiller has brought unemployment, high prices, increases and oppression to our people. Privatization is the sale of public assets created by the hard work of our people to local foreign currency holders. Kiran continued his remarks as follows:
“The values created by the Republic have been destroyed by Tansu Çiller and others, the result is blatant. The unbearable increase in unemployment and high costs… The fact that even the most basic vital raw materials have to be imported from abroad: wheat, rice, lentils, chickpeas, maize, sunflower oil, even straw … While our people are going through all this, advocating for privatization is public, insisting on betrayal. There is no other explanation for this.”
“IF ÇİLLER HAS THE OPPORTUNITY, HE WILL DO THE SAME BEHAVIOR WITHOUT A BLINK”
Kiran said, “As the People’s Liberation Party, we have fought against the betrayal of the people and the country under the name of privatization and we continue to do so.”
In his statement, Kiran said:
“Tansu Çiller is a typical bourgeois politician who does not hesitate to betray the people and the country for his personal gain. This statement shows that he would do the same betrayal without blinking an eye or stinging his conscience, if he had the chance. In the words of our people, even soil cannot rehabilitate such people. Since they do not report the crimes they have committed against the public, they may speak recklessly. However, the day will come when all criminals will be held accountable to the public.
Kiran said, “The People’s Liberation Party is fighting for this cause. It is our duty to our country and our people, we will win this fight sooner or later. We will establish true democratic people power. Our people will attain true salvation,” he concluded.