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Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has spoken for the first time following the allegations that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked for his resignation.
Interviewing to Publishing Coordination Serdar Arseven from pro-government Milat newspaper, Gökçek said, “Those who seek edition are wasting their efforts”.
“I would like to say that supporting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the duty of every Muslim because Erdoğan is not the leader of only Turkey but the whole Islamic community”.
It was stated in a report broadcasted on Kanal D TV channel on Monday (October 2) that President Erdoğan reportedly asked for the resignation of some Justice and Development Party (AKP) mayors.
Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, Bursa Mayor Recep Altepe, Balıkesir Mayor Ahmet Edip Uğur, Uşak Mayor Nurullah Şahan, Niğde Mayor Faruk Akdoğan and Nevşehir Mayor Hasan Ünver were mentioned in the news report.
In response to journalists’ question concerning Gökçek being asked for his resignation, Erdoğan responded:
“There is no such thing at the moment but it doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. We will live this change and transformation until the election”. (EKN/TK)
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