Turkish ruling party reaches initial deal with opposition

The Turkish ruling AK Party reached an agreement on Friday with the opposition Nationalist Movement Party on drafting a preliminary legal reforms which in turn will protect the ruling party from political exclusion.

Turkish ruling party reaches initial deal with opposition
The Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) reached an agreement on Friday with the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on drafting a preliminary legal reforms which in turn will protect the ruling party from political exclusion.

According to the Turkish Haberturk newspaper's website, the opposition party agreed initially to the proposed list of reforms presented by the AK Party, which in turn will boost the difficulty process of banning political parties in Turkey.

Amid the proposed plans was banning political parties proven to be involved in activities that harm the country's soveriegnty and security.

Turkish Chief Prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalçnkaya requested last Friday that the AKP be banned for anti-secular activities.

Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said political parties can only be expelled from political life by the nation itself.

Bahçeli, speaking at his party's parliamentary group meeting yesterday, noted the case opened by a chief prosecutor for the closure of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) may drag the country into political turmoil and an atmosphere of chaos.

KUNA
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