Turkish Premier for delay in early elections
In an apparent U-turn, Turkey's Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit Saturday said he wanted to delay elections until at least next year, once more throwing his country into political crisis.
"Our preference is that polls are not held this year but next year. And even the best (choice) is to leave elections to (their scheduled time in) April 2004," he said after meeting members of his Democratic Left Party (DSP), according to AFP.
However, his two coalition partners, the far-right Nationalist Action Party (MHP) and the center-right Motherland Party (ANAP) immediately shot down the prime minister's proposal and said they backed the early vote. (Albawaba.com)
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