Binali Yıldırım calls for Red Crescent President Kerem Kınık to resign

Answering Mehmet Akif Ersoy’s questions in Habertürk, AKP Deputy Chairman Binali Yıldırım made a call to “resign” to Red Crescent President Kerem Kınık, who was on the agenda due to the tent scandal.

The headlines from Yıldırım’s statements are as follows:

“No exceptions were applied in three terms. All names, group chairman, group vice chairman, vice chairman. I also served as the chairman of the party. If a decision is taken here, it is more equitable to be behind this decision until the end. We do not have any problems in that respect. Politics in the AK Party is not done only as a deputy. I continue my duty as the deputy chairman. You become a deputy in our party, you do not, you take a break and become again. Politics is a long-term business. If you get stuck with short-term changes, you don’t have to do politics.


I have continued intensive work since 21 years of party founding. There should be no perception that he was not a candidate, as if he was managing the situation. I go with two every day. I was in Kars and Muş yesterday. Tomorrow Bilecik, Burdur, the other day Isparta. Citizens are a little calmer than other elections. The electorate has positioned itself according to alliances. There will always be those who will decide on the last day.


I think the election will end in favor of the People’s Alliance in the first round. In the first round, we get the election. There is always something new to do. Needs are changing. People initially needed drinking water, they needed country roads, schools. Now it says internet is not enough. Increase capacity, people in the village say. The need is great. As long as humans exist, needs will continue to exist. There is also a need for staff who care about those needs and are determined to do it. We have experience. It’s not just the staff that promises. We are talking about the government that brings its promises to life. For 21 years, we have turned mountain-like problems into mountain-like projects.


Let’s not deal with people, let’s deal with projects. There is nothing to gain us by taking a person out of his bread. If he is not doing his job, if he does not fulfill the salary he deserves, of course, it is necessary to take action against him. Otherwise, it would be unfair to other employees. The mechanism is certain disciplinary investigation, there are legal ways. Kızılay has 150 years of history. My head is very clear about Kızılay. In this past, Kızılay unfortunately fell into bad situations from time to time. Before our government, there were a lot of fights for the throne in Kızılay. We came here, as we brought a serious prestige to the institution, we also increased its opportunities. What happened in the last earthquake is by no means something that a rational person can accept. Giving your tents to someone else with money. It is not in your mind to go the way of trading on it when you need it. There were some who said that the president should leave under these conditions. In my opinion, it would be good to step aside without damaging the institution too much.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Gündem by

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