The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party have appeared to be at odds amid disagreements over who to pick as a mayoral candidate for Ankara for the upcoming local elections.
“The leaders meet occasionally. It is natural for these meetings to have ups and downs. Problems may occur and they may take a long time to be solved,” said CHP deputy leader Oğuz Kaan Salıcı on Dec. 11 after the party’s central executive board meeting.
“A meeting was held with Mr. Mansur Yavaş, but we believe that making a statement regarding this matter will be wrong,” he added.
Giving a direct response for every polling district can stall the meetings and the political process, Salıcı said, while adding that alliance talks will continue.
The two sides’ disagreement on the names for Ankara, Yavaş and Kuşoğlu, caused tensions in the meetings.