CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu stated that President Erdoğan of Turkey transfers huge amounts of money abroad with parallel structures disguised as foundations. Kılıçdaroğlu said that 1 billion dollars was transferred to a foundation based in the USA through the Turkey Youth Foundation (TÜGVA) and Ensar Foundation. The foundation, referred by Kılıçdaroğlu is known as TÜRKEN in the U.S.
TÜGVA is also known as the foundation of the Erdogan’s family. According to Nordic Monitor, TUGVA runs jihadist boot camps in Turkey. Ensar Foundation is also another foundation affiliated with Erdogan regime which is mostly criticized for coming front with the news of child sexual abuses. Now it is publicized with the revelation of the Turkey’s opposition leader that these foundations are also laundering money to abroad.
TÜRKEN Foundation INC was established as an umbrella foundation by the TÜGVA and ENSAR as a non-profit organization with tax-exempt since December 2014 in New York. After Kılıçdaroğlu’s revelation, it is learned that TÜRKEN made donations to the US politicians including Hillary Clinton according to DW Turkish. According to the US law, donations should be made publicly. DW Turkish reached that official document that confirms the donations and amounts made to the US politicians. This means that Turkish politicians made donations to the US politicians indirectly with the tax money of Turkish people.
The CHP Kemal Kilicdaroglu said at his party’s group meeting on this Tuesday, “Bureaucrats who committed crimes along with Erdogan regime, listen to me well: They don’t include you in their escape plans to save themselves at all. A mass escape plan is in place. They hastened their preparations for escape. Erdogan transfers huge sums of money abroad with parallel structures that he pretends to be foundations. I will reveal the anatomy of an escape plan today at 10 pm.”
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu explained the details in his highly anticipated statement in a video published through his official Twitter account at 10 PM on Tuesday. Kılıçdaroğlu, who shared a video on his social media account, explained that they have the records of money transferred to the USA. He stated that 1 billion dollars was transferred to the USA by Ensar and TÜRGEV. This video went viral and was viewed 6.5 million times within 24 hours.
“My aim is to save the state that is in a coma,” said Kılıçdaroğlu in the video he published, and continued “they are establishing a foundation in America. Why did they choose America? They know it well that they can hide behind the laws of America. Because the rule of law functions there. They are fleeing to the USA to seek refuge in law from the country they have unlawfully destroyed.’ he said.
While Erdogan government reacts to the revelation of the CHP leader as a liar, some found the revelation weak and ineffective. Many believe that the corruption amount that came out because of the corruption probes on December 17-25, 2013, is hundred billions of dollars but the amount revealed in the video is nothing compared to what has been stolen so far.
But some others said it is at least a start and they expect that Kılıçdaroğlu will be reveling different corruption cases soon again.