World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy Idris Bal resigned from the party on Saturday.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party had referred Idris Bal, their MP for the Kutahya constituency, to the party’s joint disciplinary board with a motion of absolute expulsion from the party and party's parliamentary group after remarks he made against the party's policies appeared in media last week.
Idris Bal was known for constantly opposing his party's policies, especially on Syria, Egypt and the Kurdish issue. He also opposed the government's plan to close prep schools.
His criticism of the recent meeting that took place in the south-eastern province of Diyarbakir, which saw the visit of the president of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government of northern Iraq, Masoud Barzani, as well as the return of exiled Kurdish singer Sivan Perwer, led the AK Party to call him in for a disciplinary hearing.
It is highly believed that had he not resigned, he was most likely to be expelled from the party anyway.Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2013, 17:13