Two HDP ministers resign from Turkey’s interim government

Two cabinet ministers from HDP resign from their posts in Turkey’s interim cabinet

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

European Union Affairs Minister from HDP, Ali Haydar Konca seen in this archive photo.

Updated Sep 23, 2015

Two ministers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) resigned from their posts in Turkey’s interim cabinet led by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), the HDP announced on Tuesday, as political parties focus on the nearing snap election on Nov. 1. 

Two ministers are the European Union Affairs Minister Ali Haydar Konca and Development Minister Muslum Dogan who had accepted the proposal of the AK Party to represent HDP in the interim cabinet established to steer Turkey ahead of the early elections. 

The EU Affairs Minister Konca said on Monday, “If HDP does not pass the election threshold, Turkey may be divided," regarding the coming elections.

The resignations came during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accepted their resignations and stated that the office of prime ministry, would appoint new ministers  to the vacant posts as soon as possible.

Davutoglu had proposed three HDP deputies, Konca, Dogan and Levent Tuzel to be a part of the interim cabinet in August. Despite HDP's decision to accept the offers, Tuzel had declined the proposal.

Tuzel is now not listed as a candidate in HDP's list for the coming election. 


TRTWorld and agencies