President Mustafa Akıncı met with the leaders of the political parties today as part of the process of forming a new government.
Within this framework, President Akıncı met with leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) Hüseyin Özgürgün at 10am, the leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhürman at 10:30am, the leader of the People’s Party (HP) Kudret Özersay at 11am, the leader of the Social Democratic Party (TDP) Cemal Özyiğit at 11:30am today.
He then received the leader of the Democrat Party (DP) Serdar Denktaş at 12pm and the leader of the Rebirth Party Erhan Arıklı at 12:30pm.
Following his meetings with the political party leaders, the President is expected to appoint a leader to form a new government.
According to the 106th article of the constitution, President Akıncı is expected to give the duty to a leader or an MP who can form the government.
Each MP who is assigned to form the government should finalize the duty in 15 days or should return the duty.
Yesterday afternoon, the leaders of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhürman, the Peoples’ Party (HP) Kudret Özersay, the Social Democratic Party (TDP) Cemal Özyiğit and the Democrat Party (DP) Serdar Denktaş came together to continue discussions on forming a four-party coalition.
Speaking to reporters after the 40-minute-long meeting held yesterday at the HP headquarters, the HP leader Kudret Özersay said that talks aimed at forming a new government were continuing and that the latest developments in the country would not affect work to form the new government.
Hosted by the Social Democratic Party, the leaders of the four parties will be meeting again today.
Meanwhile, the Democrat Party’s Central Executive Committee approved the continuation of the talks to form a four-party coalition.