Turkish deputy prime minister to resign
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.3
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish government's spokesman, deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc plans to leave politics and retire from his post, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet said Jan.3.
Arinc said he gave politics over 40 years, and the time has come to make way for the younger generation.
Additionally, he explained his desire to retire because internal regulations of the ruling Justice and Development Party prohibit election of a parliament party member for more than three terms.
Earlier, it was reported that more than 70 current MPs from the ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey will not be able to take part in parliamentary election in 2015.
This decision was taken at the regular meeting of the ruling party in accordance with the internal regulations, according to which MPs from the party have no right to be elected to the parliament for more than three terms.
Such well-known representatives of the Justice and Development Party, as deputy prime ministers Bulent Arinc, Besir Atalay and Ali Babacan, Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag, deputy head of the party Huseyin Celik, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, will not be able to participate in the parliamentary election of 2015 in Turkey.
Parliamentary election in Turkey will be held June 14, 2015.
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