Baku, Azerbaijan, July 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has started talks with Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) on forming a coalition government, TRT Haber news channel reported July 13.
Following this, the prime minister is expected to hold meetings with Devlet Bahceli, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Selahattin Demirtas, head of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
Although in general, the views of the AKP and CHP contradict with each other, they have a similar attitude to the process of democratic settlement of the Kurdish problem that started in 2009 at the initiative of the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Moreover, both parties support Turkey's accession to the European Union.
The main disagreement between these two parties is related to the country's foreign policy, in particular, Ankara's Syria policy.
The Republican People's Party has always opposed the ruling party's policy on Syria, urged the authorities to expel Syrian refugees from the country and close the borders with Syria. These disagreements are the main obstacles to creation of a coalition government between these two parties.
Edited by SI
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