Davutoğlu follows CHP leader on Twitter
ANKARAPrime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has begun following Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Twitter, just a day before he was set to hold a new meeting with him as part of efforts aimed at forming a coalition government.
In a series of messages posted to his Twitter account late on Aug. 9, the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) underlined the need for unity among leaders for the protection of public order amid a heightened state of alert since Turkey launched what officials described as a “synchronized war on terror” in July, including limited airstrikes against fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and larger attacks against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, while detaining hundreds of suspects at home.
In those messages, Davutoğlu referred to his Aug. 10 meeting with Kılıçdaroğlu and said the issue of public order would also be on the agenda of their meeting.
“Now, I call on all political leaders for taking a common stance on public order, claiming democracy and laying down of arms. Tomorrow, during our meeting with Mr. @kilicdarogluk, we will also consult on these issues other than government partnership,” Davutoğlu said.