AK Party pushes button to expel opponent MP

AK Party has referred Idris Bal to party’s joint disciplinary board with a motion of absolute expulsion from the party.

AK Party pushes button to expel opponent MP

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party has referred Idris Bal, their MP of Kutahya constituency, to party’s joint disciplinary board with a motion of absolute expulsion from the party and party's parliamentary group for his remarks appeared on media and are against party policies.

AK Party group speaker Ahmet Aydin has told AA that Bal was referred to party’s disciplinary board with an absolute expulsion motion.

Bal on the other hand has told the AA correspondent that he received no notices regarding the referral but he found it out through a friend of his. Bal said he had very serious concerns regarding the party policies of the prep schools (tutoring institutions) and they might have triggered such a move.

“I think that closing the prep schools would harm (the party) politically. It may cause problems in terms of equal opportunities… We have some concerns at the ideological level. I thought this was within the party democracy and basic borderlines of democracy. My friends clearly thought otherwise; we will see. I will make an evaluation,” Bal also added.

Saying that he did not know what he is being accused of, Bal said he did not make any decision yet when asked if he would resign from the party.

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