Turkish PM orders local party HQs to be ready for possible snap election
AP PhotoPrime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has made phone calls to the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) provincial chairmen, asking them to be ready for any possible snap election.
Davutoğlu called every provincial AKP chairperson to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday and get updated about local party activities, Anadolu Agency quoted anonymous Prime Ministry sources as saying late on July 19.
“We are carrying out coalition talks and will continue negotiations until the last moment. But you should be alert that we may run for elections. You should not give any break in your work ... You should always be together with local people,” the prime minister reportedly told them.
Davutoğlu completed the first round of talks with leaders of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) last week.
He is expected to hold new round of coalition talks this week.