Nationalist Movement expels dissident deputy
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has expelled Antalya deputy Yusuf Ziya İrbeç from the party due to “his undisciplined acts,” according to a written statement from the disciplinary board of MHP.
İrbeç is accused of “not abiding by the party’s decisions, abusing the party for personal interests and harming the party’s unity and solidarity,” according to the statement made public Dec. 17.
İrbeç said he had not received any notification yet and had the right to object to the disciplinary board’s decision at court.
MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli had earlier defined İrbeç as a “political mine” that should be ousted before it exploded. İrbeç had criticized “MHP’s silence” when 24 soldiers were killed by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The number of MHP deputies decreased to 51 after the decision.