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Erdoğan’s election calendar and the economy

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14.11.2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave important messages on the meeting with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies.

One deputy brought up the issue regarding the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office.

“If the current Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman is preferred, we respect that, but if it is going to be someone else, we need to clarify the criteria for the parliamentary speaker,” he said. Erdoğan took note of all that was said and answered them one by one.

Yet, he did not mention the issue of the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office. Meanwhile, the process of the application for parliamentary speaker had already begun.

Along with Kahraman, the names of Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ, AKP Deputy Group Chair Mustafa Elitaş, Constitution Committee head Ahmet İyimaya and the head of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee, Professor Burhan Kuzu were being discussed within the AKP.

The deputies did not bring the topic of the election threshold to the agenda and the president did not mention this issue either.

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli had said the 10 percent threshold was too heavy and wanted to clarify whether it “would be five percent, seven percent or stay at 10 percent.”

The 10 percent threshold was applied by the Sept. 12, 1980 Turkish military government in order to block the Islamist........

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