• Former interior minister Meral Aksener broke with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and formed her own Iyi Parti (‘Good Party’) last month, posing a challenge to the MHP and to President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party.

  • Speaking to reporters in Ankara, MHP Deputy Chairman Semih Yalcin said his party, which could fall below the threshold if Iyi Parti’s apparent early popularity is sustained, would push to lower the barrier.

  • The Islamist-rooted AK Party, led by Erdogan, is a broad organisation, counting among its ranks nationalists and religious conservatives.

  • We will see… Everyone will see how they hold up after they stand in front of the people in 2019,” Yalcin said of the Iyi Parti.

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