Emrullah Kavuz, a local member of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) has threatened, along with a group of men, the main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

In a video clip widely shared on social media on June 21, Kavuz addresses to Kilicdaroglu for his role in the recently organized Justice March.

“We are just waiting for a word from the Chief [ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan] [to move]. With just a single word, let alone walking like you, we die, we run to be killed, and kill if needed,” Kavuz heard shouting.

Last week, Kilicdaroglu kicked off Justice March, a 250-mile walk between Ankara and Istanbul, to protest the government’s post-coup rights violations. Holding a white banner that reads “justice” in red letters, CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu told media that the group is marching in support of those who had been unjustly included in the government’s post-coup purge.

 

Kavuz is one of the AK Party’s member at the city council at Izmir’s Karabaglar Municipality, according to media.