Turkish PM Erdogan rules out early elections

Turkish PM defied allegations that the government would call early elections after an upcoming constitutional referendum scheduled for September.

Turkish PM Erdogan rules out early elections

 

Turkish prime minister defied allegations that the government would call early elections after an upcoming constitutional referendum scheduled for September.

"No one shall expect early elections. We have no such intention. Turkey is no more that underdeveloped country that held general elections from night to day," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmakers at a meeting at the Turkish parliament.

The Turkish premier said the current AK Party government was determined to complete its four-year term before going for any general elections.

Turkey is set to head for the polls on September 12 in the voting on the government-backed constitutional amendment package.

Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled parts of the package last week, rejecting to overturn the entire package in a move to upset the country's main opposition party, which had appealed to the top court to scrape-off the package as a whole.
 

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2010, 18:11
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