Turkish PM invites conservative party to join AKP
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has invited the leader of the conservative People's Voice Party (HSP) to join the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Erdoğan held a meeting with HSP leader Numan Kurtulmuş today during which he delivered his offer. Kurtulmuş confirmed the offer and said he would inform the public after conferring with his party's staff.
Kurtulmuş formed the HSP after breaking from the Felicity Party (SP), the flag-bearer of the conservative "National View" movement, to which Erdoğan once belonged before forming the AKP.