Rumors on an early election are completely unfounded, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman Hüseyin Çelik told reporters today following a meeting of the party’s Central Decision and Executive Council (MKYK) in Istanbul amid the ongoing Gezi Park protests. Çelik confirmed that the parliamentary elections will be held in 2015 as scheduled.
“There is no need for an early election. The Parliament is working like a clock. In the past, [governments] could not even gather the Cabinet. There is political stability. Fortunately, there is no reason to require an early election,” Çelik said following a nearly four-hour meeting attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the main government officials.