Yildirim urges Ankara mayor to resign

Fri 20 October 2017 13:24 GMT | 17:24 Local Time

Text size: bigger smaller
W1siziisijiwmtcvmtavmjavmtcvmjuvntgvowewndy4mtmtzty2zi00otk1ltkyytktztg4ntkwnza3odmxl2ltywdllmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzywedi3mcmixv0?sha=05ba34aaa3ed538f

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Mayor of Ankara Ibrahim Melih Gokcek to resign.

The PM also expressed hope that Gokcek fulfills the government’s demand, Turkish media outlets reported.

Gokcek has been the mayor of Ankara since 1994.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that three mayors, including the mayor of Ankara, are to resign soon, as he pushes to revitalise his ruling party ahead of 2019 elections.

The mayor of Istanbul has resigned in the last month, as has the mayor of Duzce city in northwest Turkey. The mayor of Nigde city in central Turkey resigned on Wednesday.

News.Az

Printer

Commentary

Most read articles

More from World

In The Region

Editor Picks

Azerbaijan Cuisine

Explore the food of Azerbaijan - from sherbet to succulent kebab, from baklava to fragrant pilaff

Follow us

Find us on Facebook

Real estate