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Erdogan slams HDP leader for Suruc bombing claims

Erdogan calls Selahattin Demirtas' comments on bombing that killed 32 'vulgar,' says 'presidency a very high position and should not to be dishonored like this.'

Eklenme: 30 Temmuz 2015 10:28 - Güncelleme: 05 Nisan 2016 04:10

Turkey's president has slammed the co-leader of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party for his claims about the bombing in Turkey's southeast that claimed 32 lives. 

"These statements are vulgar. I want to express that the presidency is a very high position and should not to be dishonored like this," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters at a Turkey-China business forum during a state visit to Beijing on Thursday.

On July 28, Selahattin Demirtas blamed Erdogan on the Suruc bombing. The attack targetted leftist youth organizations who had gathered in the southeastern town for a campaign to rebuild Kobani, the Syrian town liberated from Daesh by Syrian Kurdish forces. 

"He needs to know his position," Erdogan said. "To voice imputations like this, to a president that only has worked for his country's peace and prosperity, is just an attempt to remove the black clouds above him."

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