The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have blasted the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) over its decision to send 15 lawmakers to the İYİ (Good) Party in order to make it eligible for early elections.

Fifteen main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) members will join the İYİ (Good) Party for the upcoming early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, Turkish broadcaster CNN Türk reported on April 22.
Turkey’s Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) on April 22 approved İYİ (Good) Party to participate in the snap elections on June 24.
Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 20 rejected as “unacceptable” the statement of the U.S. Department of State’s spokeswoman over early polls in Turkey.
Austria’s right-wing coalition government, which is strongly opposed to Turkey joining the European Union, will bar Turkish politicians from campaigning on its territory ahead of June elections in Turkey, the chancellor has said.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chairman on April 19 said running for parliamentary and presidential elections simultaneously is not possible.
In the presidential polls just over two months from now, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will not field a candidate, as it supports President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said the party’s leader Devlet Bahçeli on April 21.
The United States said on April 19 it had concerns about Turkey’s ability to hold free and fair elections given the ongoing state of emergency, a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan called for a snap vote on June 24.

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