Turkish president dismisses plans on establishing new political party

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 17

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has dismissed plans on establishing a new political party in the country, the Anadolu agency said on July 17.

Reportedly, a message from the president's office said that the current President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul does not intend to create a new political party.

Earlier, several Turkish media reported that the president intends to create a new political party following the presidential election.

The presidential election in Turkey has been scheduled for August 10, 2014.

If none of the candidates gains 51 percent of votes in the first round, the second round will take place on August 24.

As distinct from the previous presidential election, the Turkish president will be elected by the people, not by the parliament as of 2014, according to the results of a referendum held in 2007.The Turkish president will be elected for five-year term instead of the previous seven-year term, according to the referendum results.

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