Big problems if IPC does not function: Akinci

President Mustafa Akıncı met yesterday with the Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün and Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Denktaş at the Prime Minister’s office.

Speaking before the meeting, the President underlined the importance of dialogue between institutions.

Touching on the possibility of holding early elections on 7 January, 2018, the President said that he will be discussing the new election law in depth with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister as he would have to sign it at the very end.

Akıncı also said that there were no new developments in parliament regarding the Immovable Property Commission (IPC) and that it was unlikely anything would be done in the short time available.

We will be facing huge difficulties should the IPC, recognised as a domestic remedy by the European Court of Human Rights, fails to carry out its functions”, he said.

Akıncı also added that the IPC’s term must be extended before it expires by the end of the year.

This is amongst the issues that need to be taken care of by parliament before the elections”, he said.

Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün for his part said that he was in close cooperation and consultation with the President.

Speaking after the 45 minute meeting, the President said that every one needed to respect the consensus on holding early elections on 7 January.

Akıncı said that he will be showing sensitivity so that there will be no hitches in the new election law, adding that the new law should be explained to the public in the best possible way.

I would not want to create any delays but the law must be without any problems. We are heading to a new election model with this law”, he said.


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