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Dangerous connections

Let’s look at the details if you believe that the devils is hidden within them.

Soner Gedik, the chief financial officer of the Dogan Media Group, made a statement in defense of the unfair tax levy imposed on the group.

 

Who responded to the statements made by Gedik?

 

Did the Finance Ministry, responsible for imposing the levy, respond?

 

No.

 

It was the deputy group chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who responded to him.

 

Without hesitation that he was acting on behalf of the party, he defended the technicalities of imposing the tax fine.

 

On the other hand, his Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told reporters just the day before that "This is an issue for the Finance Ministry, not us".

 

He says this as the head of Turkey's executive body.

 

But, the deputy group chairman of his party imparts details of the technicalities of imposing the levy while wearing his political cap.

 

This audacious move provides the best evidence to show that this levy was imposed not as a taxation penalty, but as a "political punishment".

 

The party group chairman of the AKP comes forward and declares with brazen clarity that "Yes, we imposed this penalty."

 

The meaning of such an action in any democratic country in this world is this.

 

The ruling AKP is committing the willful murder of democracy.

 

And they have become so reckless that they don't even hide the fact they are committing this murder.

 

This very fact is evidence of a political murder.

 

Regardless of how much the prime minister says, "This is not our issue."

 

His party has been caught red handed yet again.

 

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