Turkey's CHP Vice Chairman: Coalition with MHP, HDP possible

Published 09.06.2015 16:03
Updated 09.06.2015 16:47
Tanrıkulu during the press conference (AA Photo)
Tanrıkulu during the press conference (AA Photo)

Turkey's main opposition party CHP's vice chairman said on Tuesday that the party was considering a coalition without the ruling AK Party that the party could form a government with the other two newly entered parties in parliament, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the People's Democratic Party (HDP).

Sezgin Tanrıkulu made the comments before the Republican People's Party (CHP) central executive committee, gathered in the Turkish capital Ankara for the first time following Sunday's elections.

Tanrıkulu said their priority of forming a coalition is one which does not consist of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). He said the party will work for achieving such a coalition and will get in touch with the relative parties accordingly.

"Everything happens in politics. At no point would the doors be closed," he stated. "We can easily form a government with the two other political parties to create a restoration period. Turkey would never be left without a government."

"The voters have given all the parties a message of consensus, and we will do what is necessary [to actualize this consensus]," he added.

CHP Spokesperson Haluk Koç has also made comments on Tuesday following the party's executive committee meeting, saying the party will not be the address of a political deadlock in the post-election period. He said there were four priorities of the party: restoration of economy, democracy, parliamentary system, and all government institutions' functioning within the framework of the constitutional law.

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