Nationalist opposition Good (İYİ) Party Ankara deputy Adnan Beker on Nov. 16 resigned from the party.
He became the second lawmaker who resigned from the party in a week after MP Nebi Hatipoğlu’s resignation on Nov. 2 before joining the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Beker did not provide specific reasons in his statement on X regarding his resignation and only underscored that it had become impossible for him to make contributions to the public under İYİ.
KAMUOYUNA SAYGILARIMLA— Adnan Beker (@AdnanBekerr) November 16, 2023
Hayatım boyunca doğruluğu ve dürüstlüğü ilke edindim. Attığım her adımda, çıktığım her yolda daima “önce ülkemin, önce milletimin menfaati” dedim. En büyük hayallerim hep ülkem için oldu. Bu da elbette çok çalışmakla mümkündü.
He mentioned all of his “positions and achievements” in İYİ since 2017 in great length in the resignation letter to the public and did not specify any problem that he might be experiencing with the party cadres and administration as Hatipoğlu did.
On the other hand, a telephone survey has been reportedly conducted for some time regarding Beker's candidacy for the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. People in Ankara, contacted via fixed telephone, have been asked, "Would you like to see Adnan Beker as a candidate for the Municipality of Ankara?"
İYİ planned to announce the party's mayoral candidates to the public, including Ankara and Istanbul, by early December for the local elections to be held on March 31, 2024, after closing the doors to alliances with other parties.