The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party have agreed to cooperate in 21 metropolitan municipalities for the upcoming local elections, after 29 days of negotiation talks.
“As you may know, the challenges of cooperation are as clear as day. Our agenda consists only of Turkey. Turkey must keep up with contemporary civilization. Thus, we have worked for the welfare of Turkey without letting any personal engagements intrude,” CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said at a joint press briefing he held with İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener after their meeting late Dec. 12.
The CHP-İYİ Party alliance will instill hope in Turkey, Akşener said, while wishing the candidates good luck.