Mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı attacks Turkish main opposition once again in a letter full of insults

Notorious mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı has attacked the CHP once again in a letter that's filled with insults. Çakıcı, who is MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli's close friend, said that he will give his testimony if prosecutors summon him.

Mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı is seen escorted by security forces in this file photo.

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Notorious mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı attacked the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) once again in a letter he released on Twitter. 

Çakıcı, who is a close friend of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli, said that he is ready to testify if prosecutors summon him over his previous letters that included threats against CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. 

His remarks came a day after CHP spokesperson Faik Öztrak asked the government whether Çakıcı's testimony was taken in relation to the threats. 

"A mafia leader is released from prison with a special amnesty and sent to attack our party leader. He openly threatens him and the presidential palace's watchdog protects the mafia. The prosecutors didn't take action until we filed a complaint. At what stage is this investigation? Was this mafia's testimony taken?" Öztrak asked on Dec. 14, as he criticized judicial inaction.

Öztrak was referring to the release of Çakıcı from prison in April as part of a law drafted by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its staunch ally MHP to combat the spread of COVID-19 in prisons. 

While convicted criminals such as Çakıcı were released from prisons, journalists, political prisoners and human rights activists were excluded from the law. 

Çakıcı's release had been a long-term project for Bahçeli. Shortly after calling for a general amnesty on May 12, 2018, Bahçeli had paid a visit to Çakıcı in prison, who he deemed “a lover of the nation.”

Kılıçdaroğlu was threatened by Çakıcı last month after the former criticized the government for allowing the release of “mafia leaders and drug traffickers" as part of the law in April. 

In a statement on Nov. 17, Çakıcı told Kılıçdaroğlu to “watch his step.”

“If you put Bahçeli in the same pot as traitors, you would be making the mistake of your life,” Çakıcı wrote.

While the CHP leader on Nov. 18 filed a complaint against Çakıcı, the mafia leader responded to the main opposition head with yet another threat.

"Get Bahçeli's name out of your mouth, you couldn't even add up to his balls," Çakıcı said in a new open letter.

"Rather than speaking like a woman, get me killed if you have the guts," Çakıcı added.

Later in the day, Bahçeli came to Çakıcı's support and defended his threatening letter.

On Nov. 24, Bahçeli said that the main opposition leader should "look at the terrorists it cooperates with" in response to Kılıçdaroğlu's remarks on Çakıcı being a mafia leader.

In the letter he shared on Dec. 15, Çakıcı used similar insults against the CHP and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), while also accusing the HDP of cooperating with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

According to Çakıcı, a chief public prosecutor's office is "definitely" carrying out an investigation and that he is ready to give his testimony if the prosecutors summon him.

He also asked the Öztrak and Kılıçdaroğlu if they "have the guts" to kill him. 

"You have the support of the PKK and the DHKP-C. Don't you have the guts to make them kill me?" Çakıcı said, using the abbreviation of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front.