Pro-Kurdish ministers resign from Turkish cabinet

Peoples' Democratic Party's Ali Haydar Konca and Muslum Dogan resign from EU affairs and development minister posts respectively

Pro-Kurdish ministers resign from Turkish cabinet

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ministers of Turkey’s interim government have resigned, authorities said Tuesday.

The HDP said in a statement on Tuesday that Minister for EU Affairs Ali Haydar Konca and Minister of Development Muslum Dogan had resigned.

The Prime Ministry said the two ministers offered their resignations during Tuesday’s Council of Ministers meeting.

“Prime Minister [Ahmet Davutoglu] accepted their resignations,” the PM’s office said.

The HDP said that both were due to hold a press conference at the party headquarters in Ankara on Tuesday.

Konca and Dogan took their posts in Turkey’s interim government at the end of August, after parliamentary parties which came out of June 7 general election failed to agree on the formation of a coalition government.

New parliamentary elections are scheduled on Nov. 1.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Eylül 2015, 18:02