Turkish PM Davutoğlu agrees with CHP dissident’s resignation from party
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. AA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who headed the Justice and Development Party (AKP) consultancy and evaluation meeting in the western province of Afyon on Nov. 1, mocked lawmaker Emine Ülke Tarhan’s recent resignation from her Republican People’s Party (CHP).
Tarhan, a leading party dissident, resigned from the CHP on Oct. 31, issuing a statement severely criticizing CHP policies, which she said were “detached” from the people and not helping the party come to power.
“It is understood that the CHP administration will insist on its understanding of being the opposition, which is detached from our people’s sensitivities, with irresponsible calls, inconsistent rhetoric ... and uncertain policies,” Tarhan said, adding she noticed the party would not change its “fatal choices.”
After reading a part of Tarhan’s statement to his party members, Davutoğlu said he fully agreed.
“I would put my signature under this,” he said.