MHP: Now it’s time to return to country’s real agenda
The results of the Istanbul municipal elections should not lead to calls for early elections, the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has said, advising that Turkey should close the period of elections and return to its real agenda.
“Turkey should now return to its real agenda and end the election process. In this regard, talking about early elections will be one of the biggest evils to do to this country,” MHP chairman Devlet Bahçeli said in a statement on his Twitter account late Sunday.
Bahçeli did not congratulate Ekrem İmamoğlu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for his victory but stressed that the elections results should be respected.
“The vote is the honor of democracy and everybody must respect [the results]. Discussions over Istanbul polls have now been resolved through elections and the process has ended. The high turnout is also satisfactory,” he stressed.
Recalling that the MHP did its share in supporting the People’s Alliance’s candidate, Binali Yıldırım, Bahçeli hinted the continuation of the alliance with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).