Top bosses to meet political party leaders in Ankara

Top bosses to meet political party leaders in Ankara

Top bosses to meet political party leaders in Ankara

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Board members of Turkey’s top business organization, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), will meet the heads of leading political parties on June 16-17 under the leadership of TÜSİAD head Cansen Başaran-Symes. 

“During the visit, the TÜSİAD delegation will voice its satisfaction at the formation of a highly representative parliament after the election. The delegation will emphasize that this should be seen as an opportunity to establish a government to smooth Turkey’s path in all fields, predominantly in the economy,” TÜSİAD said in a written statement on June 15. 

The delegation will meet Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli on June 16. 

It will then meet Prime Minister and Justice and Development Party (AKP) head Ahmet Davutoğlu on June 17. 

“As the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksedağ, will be out of Ankara [at the time] … we plan to visit them in the coming days,” said TÜSİAD. 

In another statement issue just after the June 7 election, the organization said all parties “should act in a reconciliatory manner” in the wake of a bitterly fought election that resulted in no party being able to form a majority government. It noted that every election and every new parliament represented an “opportunity to strengthen democratic rule.”