The intra-party conflict and the anti-democratic practices of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) continue as the party's administration in the Iğdır province was dismissed after rejecting the expulsion of former Iğdır deputy Sinan Oğan from the party.
MHP vice-chairman Şefkat Çetin released a written statement that indicated the decision was made by the central administrative council of the party, and further thanked those who have been dismissed for their services.
Former MHP deputy Oğan was referred to the party disciplinary committee following his criticisms about the results of previous elections and also for criticizing the party's strategies during the MHP's chairmanship council. Oğan, who had been dismissed by the Ankara headquarters as a member, had received strong support from more than 20 local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). In the written statement released by local NGOs in Iğdır, it underlined that the expelling of MHP members is viewed as locals being ignored and segregated.
As the Republican People's Party (CHP) has faced continuous intra-party conflicts following last year's presidential election and the recent general election results, MHP supporters had also reacted furiously when the previous MHP and CHP joint candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu held an anti-MHP magazine during his election campaign on the iconic İstiklal Avenue.