Turkish PM to meet opposition leaders for second time after coup bid
ISTANBULTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that he will meet the leaders of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for the second time since the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen. Yıldırım will hold a meeting with CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli in Ankara early on Aug. 22.
“We will discuss the issues of terror, constitution, Syria and Turkey’s future. We will talk about the things that need to be done after the coup attempt,” Yıldırım said in a meeting with foreign correspondents in Istanbul on Aug. 20, adding that he gives importance to the meeting.
“The President [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] said in Yenikapı that nothing will be the same anymore. We are continuing on that road,” he added.