Turkish parliament speaker leaves politics
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The speaker of Turkey's parliament, Cemil Cicek said he is leaving politics, the country's Haber7 TV channel reported on May 8.
Chichek said he has done a lot for Turkish politics and it is time to leave.
Moreover, it is reported that he will not participate in the country's parliamentary elections in 2015.
Cemil Cicek has been an active politician of Turkey since 1984 and was one of the founders of the country's ANAP party.
Cicek was elected the parliament speaker in 2011.
It was earlier reported that over 70 current MPs from the country's ruling Justice and Development Party will not be able to participate in the parliamentary elections in 2015. 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.
The parliamentary elections in Turkey will be held on July 14, 2015.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.