Turkish ruling party deputy resigns

Turkish lawmaker Ilhan Isbilen resigns from Turkey's ruling party.

Turkish ruling party deputy resigns

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ilhan Isbilen, an MP from Izmir province announced his resignation from the Turkey's ruling AK Party on Friday. 

The resignation brings to nine the total number of deputies who have resigned from  the AK Party since the December 17 anti-graft operation was launched.

The mid-December anti-graft investigation caused controversy after it led to high-profile arrests. The government said the probe was a "dirty plot" against it, constructed by a "state within the state" nestled within the judiciary and police.

After the resignation of Isbilen, the number of seats in the Turkish Parliament stands as:

Name of PartyMember Number
AK Party318
Republican People's Party (CHP)134
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)52
Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)26
Independent Deputy14
Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP)4
Total548
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