Nationalist party vice chairman Turkes discharged from party

Nationalist Movement Party discharges vice chairman Tugrul Turkes, son of founder of nationalist party Alparslan Turkes, from post

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes seen speaking at the press meeting in capital Ankara.

Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) vice chairman  and Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes, son of the party's founder, Alparslan Turkes, was exported from the party on Saturday after accepting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's invitation to be part of interim government.

The central disciplinary committee of the MHP declared the ultimate decision in the morning. Turkes was referred to the committee on Aug. 28 for accepting the vice prime ministry offer in the interim government against the nationalist party’s decision.

The committee said that the decision was taken since Turkes did not provide any written or verbal defence within a week after the committee notice was sent to him.

In a recent press meeting at the office of prime ministry, Turkes said, “I am a member of the MHP and I have brought my party to government even if its an interim one. Nobody can discharge me from my party because of that. If I must be discharged, then the entire nationalist community must decide it.”

MHP leader Devlet Bahceli condemned Turkes upon his comments.


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