CHP head pledges to get Turkey out of ‘troubling situation’

CHP head pledges to get Turkey out of ‘troubling situation’

CHP head pledges to get Turkey out of ‘troubling situation’

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Turkish main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has assured people his party has been working extremely hard to resolve the troubling situation created after the ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in the June 7 general election, which has led to a considerable uncertainty in the country.

“Our goal is to get our country out of the troubling situation that it is in at once. Nobody should have a doubt that we have been pulling out all the stops with this aim,” Kılıçdaroğlu said on June 11, in messages posted to his Twitter account.

In initial remarks after the June 7 vote, Kılıçdaroğlu had underlined it would be wrong to go to early polls without resolving the problems created by the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Yet later, reports said unofficial consultations between the ruling AKP and the CHP had begun to test the waters over whether the two bitter political rivals could form Turkey’s next government. 

Talks have been reportedly held by a group of politicians from the two parties who believe an AKP-CHP coalition government is the best alternative for the normalization and restoration of Turkey.

“Let everybody know that we will make assessments within the party with common sense in order to fulfill the promises that we have given and through preserving our values,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.

He posted the messages shortly after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during his first televised appearance since the day of the election, asked all Turkish political parties to put aside their differences and rapidly form a new government.