CHP’s former leader Baykal visits Erdoğan
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Republican People’s Party (CHP)former leader Deniz Baykal and his wife Olcay Baykal paid a get-well visit to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. AA photoFormer Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal paid a get-well visit to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday and the two politicians, accompanied by their wives, chatted for 45 minutes.
Baykal’s wife Olcay Baykal and Erdoğan’s wife Emine Erdoğan were present at the meeting.
The Hürriyet Daily News has learned Erdoğan’s surgery was not discussed. Bringing up the problem of lawmakers who remain in jail without conviction, Baykal asked Erdoğan to help obtain permission for CHP deputy Mehmet Haberal to visit his sick mother. He is currently incarcerated in the Silivri Prison for alleged links to the alleged Ergenekon crime gang. Baykal said Haberal had already lost his father and was not able to attend his funeral. According to the sources, Erdoğan told Baykal he would speak to Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin about the matter.
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is also scheduled to visit Erdoğan today at 5 p.m. The meeting is expected to take place at the ruling party headquarters, making Kılıçdaroğlu the first CHP leader to step in the building.