CHP Leader Slams Erdoğan For ‘delaying’ Coalition Talks
President Tayyip Erdoğan should cease his delaying tactics and provide a mandate to form a government, according to Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
“The delay is not a natural one. Mr. President needs to give the mandate at once” Kılıçdaroğlu said.
“It is not right to have Turkey ruled by a provisional government for a long time. The government needs to be formed at once. If elections will be held, then there is no meaning in waiting for so long. If a coalition cannot be formed, then elections need to be rapidly held” Kılıçdaroğlu said in response to a question concerning debates over Erdoğan’s refusal to provide a mandate for the formation of a new government despite the passage of a month since the June 7 elections.
“We are not saying that this problem will not be solved; every problem is to be solved through reason. The state cannot be governed with prejudice and grudges. What matters is forming the government at once” Kılıçdaroğlu said, emphasizing that a provisional government cannot continue for a long time and cannot make lasting decisions, particularly at a time when Turkey has giant problems both inside and outside of the country.