IYI Party Leader ‘returns back’ to opposition table

İstanbul and Ankara mayors, Ekrem İmamoğlu and Mansur Yavaş, met with Akşener on March 6 to discuss a new proposal to overcome the crisis within the opposition bloc and Akşener will attend opposition alliance’s meeting today, İYİ Party spokesperson Kürşad Zorlu announced.

”We do not have the opportunity to watch these events happening at the table. Because we all came together, we won Ankara and Istanbul. We have an election ahead of us, our nation cannot tolerate separation. The desire to come together is the desire of our people. We have conveyed this to the President (Akşener), she will evaluate it,” Yavaş said following the meeting.

The leaders of the alliance will meet on March 6 to announce Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu as the joint candidate, and the road map they will implement in the coming period.

Ankara witnessed a rare political tremor following the abrupt departure of Good Party leader Meral Akşener from the Nation Alliance after she harshly accused all the five leaders of plotting against her and her party on March 3.

The Nation Alliance was formed first between CHP’s Kılıçdaroğlu and Good Party’s Akşener following their cooperation in the 2019 local elections that resulted in significant victories in Türkiye’s largest metropoles, including İstanbul and Ankara.