Turkish opposition party pulls out of upcoming election

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The opposition Independent Turkey Party (Bagimsiz Turkiye Partisi) will not participate in the parliamentary election to be held on June 24, the Turkish media reported May 21.

The reason has not been disclosed.

Eleven parties will participate in the parliamentary election after the Independent Turkey Party's refusal to participate in the election.

On June 24, simultaneously with the presidential election, the election of MPs will be held in Turkey.

Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Meral Aksener from the recently created Good Party (Iyi Parti), Temel Karamollaoglu from the Felicity Party (Saadet Partisi), Muharrem Ince from the Republican People's Party (CHP), Dogu Perincek from the Patriotic Party (Vatan Partisi), Vecdet Oz from the Justice Party (Adalet Partisi) and Selahattin Demirtas from the People's Democratic Party (HDP) are running for the post of president of Turkey.


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