DSP rejects Baykal's call for merger

The opposition Democratic Left Party (DSP) yesterday dismissed a call from main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal to dissolve and join the ranks of his party to achieve ?unity in the left.?

DSP rejects Baykal's call for merger
The opposition Democratic Left Party (DSP) yesterday dismissed a call from main opposition Republican People"s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal to dissolve and join the ranks of his party to achieve ?unity in the left.?

The DSP said, however, that it was open to discussing all other alternatives, including an alliance under the CHP umbrella for the upcoming parliamentary elections. In a statement released after a six-hour meeting of party executives discussing Baykal"s proposal, the DSP said the chairmen of the two parties should immediately meet to resolve their disagreements on how to meet voters" demand to see them united.

The issue of unity in the left has resurfaced once again after pro-secularist demonstrators attending massive rallies in Ankara on April 14 and in İstanbul on April 29 urged the parties on the left to unite against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). Responding to the call, Baykal invited the DSP and the Social Democratic People"s Party (SHP) of Murat Karayl
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