Well-known ruling party deputies prohibited from running for parliament in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
More than 70 current deputies from the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party will be prohibited to participate in the parliamentary elections in 2015, Turkish newspaper Sabah reported on May 3.
This decision was made at the congress of the ruling party in accordance with the internal charter. The party deputies have no right to be elected for more than three terms, according to the order.
Such well-known representatives of the party as deputy prime ministers Bulent Arinc, Bashir Atalay and Ali Babacan, Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag, deputy head of the ruling party Huseyin Celik, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz, Minister of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlut Cavusoglu will not be able to participate in the 2015 elections, according to the newspaper.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not participate in the parliamentary elections either.
The parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey on June 14, 2015.
Translated by NH
Edited by S.I.