Turkish PM calls on opposition leaders to resign in case of election defeat
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
In his interview to Turkish 24 TV television channel, Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the opposition leaders to resign in the case of defeat in the municipal elections in the country.
The fact that party leaders can resign should be a usual issue for Turkey, according to the prime minister.
The prime minister also pointed out that the ruling Justice and Development Party will win in the municipal elections that will be held on March 30, 2014 in Turkey.
Earlier, Erdogan announced his readiness to quit politics if the ruling party does not win the municipal elections.
"I directly and openly declare: I am ready to retire from politics, in case the Justice and Development Party will not be the first in these elections," Erdogan said.
It is expected that the main struggle in the elections will be between the Justice and Development Party and the Republican People's Party.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.