Former Turkish interior minister founds party
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Former Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin, who left the ruling Justice and Development Party in December 2013, is establishing a political party, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported Nov. 19.
The new party was called "Değerler Hareketi" ("Movement for values"). The new party establishment will be officially announced on November 19.
Currently, there are 75 political parties in Turkey. Only four of them, namely, the Justice and Development Party, Republican People's Party, National Action Party and the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party are represented in the country's parliament.
Earlier, while commenting on Naim Sahin's retirement, Turkish incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the ruling party got rid of provocateurs.
Naim Sahin left the ranks of the ruling party in December 2013, when a corruption scandal broke out, with sons of some officials being involved in it.
As a result of a corruption scandal in Turkey, Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan, Interior Minister Muammer Güler, Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Erdogan Bayraktar, as well as Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagis resigned.