I've long, long had serious doubts about Mr Dovutoglu. And have expressed those thoughts here. Dovutoglu was the power in Turkey at the time the Syrian destabilization began. And the man in charge when the Russian plane was shot down.. by a heavily NATO infiltrated military.
Nor do I believe the song he's singing about not wanting to disagree or divide.
Under the old system of government. The Prime Minister, not the President, held the power.
Saying he'll start a new movement
"It is both a historical responsibility and a necessity to build a new political movement and take a new path," Davutoğlu said, speaking at a press conference in the capital Ankara. He resigned alongside several other AKP lawmakers.This guy is a wolf in sheep's clothing in my opinion. Hope the Turks think two or three times before offering him support
His resignation may have been a preemptive move, as the AKP had been widely expected to dismiss Davutoğlu, having launched disciplinary action against him.
|Davutoglu was foreign minister in 2009-2014 before becoming AKP chair and prime minister. In May 2016, Davutoğlu stepped down from both posts and was succeeded by Binali Yıldırım.|
Former Prime Minister and then-chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ahmet Davutoglu resigned his party on Sept. 13 after the AKP had launched disciplinary action against him and three other dissidents.This goes back to the coup.
“Referring the chair, deputy chairmen, deputies and provincial leaders who have led the resistance of the 15 July night to the discipline with the demand of expulsion is a very grave decision which does not coincide with the founding principles of the AK Party, and with our democratic experiences and political traditions,” Davutoglu said, speaking at a press conference where he declared his resignation.
Six other AKP members also declared their resignation along with Davutoglu.
Elaborating on his recent criticisms of the AKP’s policies, Davutoglu said: “We aimed to invite the current AKP administration, which departs from its founding principles and political mission, to make an accounting.”
All “consultation channels” within the in the party are closed, and there was no room left for “well-intentioned criticism and advice” in the party, he stated.
“Our intention and goal is not to disagree, divide and weaken; our aim was to put forward the possibilities of renewing our party within the framework of founding principles as an interpreter for the discomfort seen in our party cadres and grassroots,” he stated.
The AKP’s central executive committee last week decided to take action to expel Davutoglu, along with former MPs Selçuk Özdağ, Ayhan Sefer Üstün and Abdullah Başcı on the grounds that they acted in contradiction to the AKP’s rules of procedure. The AKP’s Disciplinary Board asked them for a verbal and written defense. The move of their resignation came before the deadline of the disciplinary defense period.Globe and Mail