Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has asked supermarket owners not to increase the prices of 10 basic goods, saying that his party will compensate for their financial loses should they come to power in the upcoming elections.
Kılıçdaroğlu shared his letter that he sent to supermarket owners on his social media account.
“As I have promised, I am sharing the letter that I sent to supermarket owners and executives. I call on my nation to be a witness,” Kılıçdaroğlu wrote on Twitter.
Güldük eğlendik… Şimdi Şahsın tuhaflıklarını bir kenara bırakalım ve gerçek işimize dönelim. Söz verdiğim gibi, market sahibi ve yöneticilerine gönderdiğim mektubu paylaşıyorum. Milletimi de şahit olmaya davet ediyorum. pic.twitter.com/91QnJTPmVt— Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (@kilicdarogluk) December 2, 2021
Kılıçdaroğlu named these 10 basic goods as "products of survival" and listed them as follows: flour, oil, milk, cracked wheat, pasta, lentils, egg, cheese, salt and a specific kind of vegetable depending on the month.
“We will compensate for the [financial] losses that this sacrifice which I ask of you will cause,” Kılıçdaroğlu wrote in his letter.
The cost of living expenses in Turkey is expected to become even more painful in the upcoming days amid the local currency's sharp depreciation. It is no longer just the low-income families who suffer from the currency crash, but the middle class too.
Rejecting to put on any responsibility for the lira's collapse, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said last week that the country was in a "war of economic independence."