Turkish Prime Minister Meets Opposition Leaders
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is meeting with the leaders of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for the second time since the failed coup attempt on July 15, which was blamed on the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
Yıldırım welcomed CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli at the Prime Ministry’s Office at 10 p.m. with an agenda focusing on terror issues and a new constitution.
The premier first met with the two opposition party leaders separately on July 19, four days after the failed coup attempt.
The leaders also met at the Presidential Palace on July 25 upon an invitation by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Concerning the new charter, representatives of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), CHP and MHP had suggested they may give Turkey’s people “some good news” before the Eid al-Adha holiday after their fifth meeting in parliament on Aug. 20