Leader of Turkey's ruling party strongly rejected an opposition call to "step down," describing the proposal as "illegitimate."
"Making such illegitimate proposals to a political party and its leader, which received 47 percent of the popular vote, neither conforms with our national and moral values nor with the universal democratic principles," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told on Tuesday his Justice and Development (AK) Party's group meeting at parliament.
Erdogan was referring to a call by leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahceli who has called the Turkish premier to step down.
Erdogan also criticized what he said "attempts to pass judgements" on a lawsuit to shut down the AK Party.
"Acting as the high court itself, certain politicians are attempting to make summary executions and put forth proposals to arrange the political arena," Erdogan said. "Law, politics and the nation cannot put up with such an understanding."
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