13/04/2021 | Writer: Yiğit E Korkmaz
CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu replied the question "Does the LGBTI corrupt the family structure? There are those who see it as immorality, perversion": Why would it corrupt the family structure? We have to respect everyone's faith and identity.
Main opposition party Republican People's Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu participated in the live broadcast on a TV channel and answered Buket Aydın's questions.
Kilicdaroglu on the withdrawal from the İstanbul Convention: "What has Erdogan done? He said I'm withdrawing in the middle of the night. For God's sake, Miss Aydın, why did he withdrawn from that convention? Does this parliament have no will?""
Kilicdaroglu also reminded that he is proud that the Convention took its name from Istanbul.
After Buket Aydin intervened and asked, "What do you think of the comments that this contract corrupts the Turkish family structure?", Kilicdaroglu continued:
"Which family structure does it damage? Every family is to be respected. We say let there be no violence in the family, we say women need to be protected."
After Buket Aydin's remark, "they are encouraging LGBT people", Kılıçdaroğlu continued:
"There's no such thing in this contract. They're all lying. They're slandering. There is no such thing. Because they want to fabricate a justification. I read the whole contract. The purpose of that contract is combating the violence against women. Prevention of abuse of girls or children and violence against women on the streets. Its about taking measures. Now there can be arguments in every house, but violence is another thing. Lets say a woman, beaten, stabbed her and thrown out on the streets. You're saying I lifted the contract that prevents it. You are removing the contract that prevented this. What's that mean? You can kill her, you can be violent, and I'll ignore it. They don't have an international dignity anyway. What upsets me is that they undermine the reputation of the Republic of Turkey. Why are you abolishing it, brother? There's no justification. If there was a real justification, if the LGBTI you said was clearly included in the contract and there was regulation about them, Erdogan would write about that explicitly as their justification for withdrawing from the contract. But he wasn't able to write that. Why?"
Kılıçdaroğlu also said "Erdogan is responsible for every women murdered. Erdoğan is responsible for every murdered, raped women". He also added that they will bring back the Istanbul Convention within a week after winning the elections.
Buket Aydın asked "Does LGBTI corrupt the Turkish family structure". Kılıçdaroğlu replied as, "Not at all. Not related, why would it corrupt the family structure?". Aydin, "What do perceive the LGBTI as? There are those who see LGBTI as immoral, perversion. Kılıçdaroğlu responded as:
"Thats another thing. This contract has nothing to do with it. Look, you have to respect everyone's lifestyle. I dont make people's lifestyles into an object of politics. Politics is a separate thing. Politics is finding solutions to the present problems. We have to respect everyone's faith and identity."
Tags: human rights, life