HDP co-chairs continue with visits to opposition parties, reiterate demand for early elections

After visiting Future Party leader Ahmet Davutoğlu on Dec. 27, HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar on Dec. 28 paid a visit to main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and DEVA leader Ali Babacan. The leaders expressed the need for a rulership change and early elections in their statements.

HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan (C) and Mithat Sancar (L) visit CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (R).

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Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar on Dec. 28 visited main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and DEVA leader Ali Babacan at the latters' party headquarters.

The HDP delegation has been paying visits to opposition parties to discuss the joint demand for early elections. Last week, the HDP co-chairs visited Felicity Party leader Temel Karamollaoğlu, while they paid a visit to Future Party leader Ahmet Davutoğlu on Dec. 27.

In a press meeting following their meeting, Kılıçdaroğlu said that they discussed Turkey's problems, especially with regards to the ailing economy. “We need to come together, sit down and talk. Problems can be solved through reason, wisdom and foresight. In this framework, we have put Turkey's problems on the table,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.

Buldan once again emphasized the need for early elections, saying that Turkey has been suffering from many issues, from economic crisis to judiciary crisis.

She said that the HDP is calling for the submission of a joint proposal to the parliament calling for early elections. She said that the HDP had presented this proposal to the CHP for its review and that the CHP will give its opinion on the matter.

Sancar also took the stage during the press meeting, saying that there is a consensus among the HDP and CHP that there are “multiple crises” in Turkey.

“We need to overcome the management system and management crisis together. Once this rulership goes, it will be also the beginning of the change of the management system. We have conveyed our opinions with regards to this issue. What lies at the basis of our demand for early elections is this,” Sancar said.

The biggest promise that the opposition parties can give to society is “the promise that we will build social peace together,” Sancar said. “We maintain our differences but when we are able to give the message that we have the common will in ensuring social peace, then we know that we will get a big return from the society,” said Sancar.

Earlier on Dec. 28, Buldan and Sancar paid a visit to DEVA leader Babacan, during which the three leaders expressed the consensus that there is a need for a rulership change.

“When we look at the root causes of these crises [of Turkey], we see a bad management. Bad management is not just about the system issue. Our country needs to make a transition to a strengthened parliamentary system immediately; but also there is a need for a change of management mentality and rulership altogether. And this is possible with the elections,” Babacan said during the press meeting after the meeting.

HDP co-chairs Sancar (L) and Buldan (C) visit DEVA leader Babacan (R).