Opposition MHP pledges support for government on three issues
ANKARAThe Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has pledged support to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on three issues, namely the fight against terror, foreign policy and adjustment laws for constitutional amendments, MHP deputy chairman Mevlüt Karakaya has said.
Meeting with AKP lawmakers who visited the MHP for Eid al-Adha on Sept. 2, Karakaya said they would lend support to the government on the three issues.
“First is the fight against terror. The MHP has been supporting and will continue to do so until the end of the fight against terrorism,” Karakaya said.
He added that foreign policy was another issue in which they supported the government.
“Our point of view regarding foreign policy may differ from the perspectives of other political parties. We want to express that we are extremely proud of this difference,” he said.
“Because there is a single Turkey,” he said, without elaborating further.
He added that they would also support the government on their efforts on adjustment laws for administrative changes as part of the constitutional amendments, passed in a referendum on April 16.
Meanwhile, AKP lawmaker Murat Alparslan praised MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli for his criticism to Republican People’s Party (CHP) members who consumed alcohol during its recent “justice congress” at a historic site of the Battle of Gallipoli in the western province of Çanakkale.