Turkish Deputy PM urges opposition leader to resign
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc urges leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli to resign, the Turkish channel Haber7 said on May 5.
"The resignation of the leader of the nationalist movement will be useful for the party and the Turkish people," he said.
Arinc stressed that Nationalist Movement Party has lost its original significance and weakened.
Turkey doesn't have a strong opposition and this is very bad, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier.
The opposition and the authorities could cooperate for the future of Turkey, but the opposition is not able to do anything serious, according to the prime minister.
Erdogan also pointed out that Turkey's ruling party has serous plans for the future.
The Nationalist Movement Party was founded in 1969 by Alparslan Turkes. The party ideology is based on Islamic Turkish nationalism.
The party has been led by Devlet Bahceli since 1997.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN