İYİ Party says ‘no need to extend alliance of opposition parties’
İYİ (Good) Party spokesperson Aytun Çıray said the opposition alliance established for the June 24 elections is no longer necessary.
“With the end of the elections, there is currently no need for this electoral alliance. The İYİ Party will produce its own special politics under its own legal personality and share it with the Turkish nation,” Çıray told reporters on July 4 after the party met.
The alliance between the İYİ Party, Republican People’s Party (CHP), and the Felicity Party (SP) was “not a coalition, but a cooperation,” she said.
He said the alliance targeted preventing electoral irregularities and the common principle agreed on was an empowered multi-party parliamentary system.
When asked about speculations for early local elections, Çıray said his party is ready for elections, but bringing Turkey to a new agenda would be out of ignorance of the huge social and economic problems in the country.
It would be difficult for the government to go to early elections under this economic situation, he said.
“But, the CHP may throw in the concept of early elections to delay its internal problems,” said Çıray.
Felicity Party leader Temel Karamollaoğlu, meanwhile, voiced a similar approach to the “Nation Alliance” formed ahead of the general and presidential elections.
“The alliance was an issue related to the general elections. The alliance has expired at that point,” he said.
Three opposition parties—the CHP, the SP, and the İYİ Party—formed an alliance for the June 24 parliamentary elections, against the “People’s Alliance” formed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).