Erdoğan seems open to all kinds of coalition models, CHP’s Baykal says
AA PhotoPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “seems open to all kinds of coalition” formulas, Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker and former party leader Deniz Baykal said after his two-hour meeting with the president on June 10.
“I had the impression that he will positively approach all possible [coalition] models,” Baykal told reporters about the meeting, which would give clues to political parties about possible coalition scenarios.
Erdoğan wanted to meet him as Baykal is now the temporary speaker of the parliament, in order to make an evaluation of “parliament work,” Baykal said, adding that the meeting invitation came suddenly.
The CHP deputy said they had a “comprehensive meeting about parliament agenda and Turkey’s problems,” but they did not have a conversation about forming a coalition government.
“I can’t have the duty to discuss coalitions,” he stated, adding that party leaders and the assigned committees are responsible for such negotiations.
“He doesn’t have a particular demand but, of course, I have arrived at some conclusions: Maintaining stability immediately and a common understanding about a solution,” Baykal said, stressing that the meeting should not be perceived as a negotiation.
“I have seen that Mr. President has an understanding that the government should be formed at once and that he is open to all possibilities,” the CHP lawmaker stated.
An early election is not the preferred solution for anybody, Baykal said.
“We have just come out of an election; now, there is need for a solution within the framework of this will,” he said.
The CHP lawmaker said he informed the CHP leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, of his invitation, stating he will brief the CHP leader about the meeting as well.