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Unify DP and UBP into a single centre right party: Denktash

17 August 2013

According to Bayrak television online, the leader of the Democrat Party-National Forces (DP-UG) Serdar Denktash, has made intriguing statements regarding the formation of a broad coalition made up of the 4 political parties in parliament and the creation of a single party in the centre right. Denktash said that he was in favour of unifying the DP and the UBP (National Unity Party) into a single centre right party.

He said that the National Forces umbrella had created such a demand.

Speaking on a program on ‘BRT’ on Wednesday night, the DP-UG leader said that they had come together with the other parties in parliament to see whether or not a broad coalition made up of all the parties could be possible.

“With the creation of the National Forces, a process that is pushing the Democrat and the National Unity Parties to merge into a single centre right party has begun. I’ve said this before that it will not be possible to stand in front of this wind of change” he said, adding that the process will show whether this will be possible.

Denktas also said that the majority of the people expected the new government to be formed to question and investigate government and state practices over the past few years. He added that their ultimate goal was to establish a stable government for the next 5 years. This could happen if the CTP undervalued the DP as a coalition partner.

On the Cyprus problem, Denktas said that his party did not have the slightest belief or hope that a bi-zonal, bi-communal solution could be reached in Cyprus, mainly because of the Greek Cypriot side’s uncompromising attitude towards the issue of power sharing with Turkish Cypriots.

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