World Bulletin / News Desk
The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) submitted a proposal to Parliament on Thursday suggesting a change of date for the upcoming local elections.
The two political parties agreed to hold local elections next year on Oct. 27 and prepared an official proposal regarding the change of the date of the elections. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), on the other hand, preferred Nov. 3 of the same year. However, any objection from the CHP now will fail to make a difference as the AK Party and MHP constitute the majority in Parliament.
The local elections had been planned for March 29, 2014, but the AK Party said it wants to hold the local elections earlier because politicians have difficulty campaigning in winter due to adverse weather conditions.
Former leader of the Grand Unity Party (BBP) Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu died in a weather-related helicopter crash along with five others near Kahramanmaraş in 2009 while campaigning for local elections.
The last time Turkey held local elections was in March 2009. Local elections are held every five years in Turkey.
Officers among eight detained in Ankara in investigation into 'parallel state', source says
Tomas Bocek says fact-finding mission will look for ways to help refugees in Turkey
Akar says army to continue anti-terror fight in Turkey until safety ensured for all
Greek food was influenced by Izmir, Istanbul and other areas, making it into an Ottoman-Balkan mixture, says famed Greek chef
Turkish dailies Tuesday cover return of civilians to their homes in SE district where curfew has been partially lifted
German parliament will vote on Thursday a resolution that aims to recognize 1915 events as 'genocide'
Breaking precedent, Turkey’s newly-appointed FM pays first official visit to war-battered Libya
MHP vice chairman says central executive board will not attend dissidents' congress
Fresh off winning its vote of confidence, govt spokesman stresses economic growth and ending terrorism, among other goals
Concerned about French security forces' harsh intervention, Turkey calls on officials to avoid using disproportionate force
Elimination of wage differential, glass-ceiling obstacles are requirement for equity, Emine Erdogan says
Mass celebration on anniversary of Ottoman conquest of Istanbul dominates headlines of Turkish dailies Monday
Six people have also been injured in separate Diyarbakir province bomb attack
Turkish general staff reports cross-border artillery, air strikes on ISIL, PKK
Ankara's proposal has one condition, however, which is not to include the PYD and YPG terrorist groups