The UBP party issued an ultimatum to Prime Minister Omer Kalyoncu to resolve the water crisis by Wednesday or resign.
The junior coalition party assembly which convened to discuss the issue, gave the National Unity Party (UBP) leader Huseyin Ozgurgun, full authority to take necessary steps unless the issue is resolved by Wednesday.
Ozgurgun said that he will use his full authority and pull his party out of the coalition government if the issue is not solved.
The friction stems from disagreements between the two parties on the proposals discussed with Turkey as regards the management of water distribution which provides for the distribution by a private company or companies, under the supervision of the state.
Reacting to the UBP’s decision, Kalyoncu said that his party had been trying to solve this problem from the very beginning and that work will continue in that direction. He said that they had taken the UBP’s call seriously and that they have always attached importance to the views and positions of their coalition party.