Ex-Governor of the Central Bank departs from Good Party
Former Central Bank Governor of Turkey, Durmus Yilmaz, has publicly announced his resignation from the IYI (Good) Party through a concise statement on his social media account. The announcement was accompanied by a visual proof in the form of an e-Government screenshot confirming the termination of his party membership.
The announcement read simply: "I have terminated my membership to the Good Party. For your information."
Yilmaz, a seasoned figure in Turkey's economic arena, was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey on April 18, 2006. His contributions to the Turkish economy during his tenure were recognized internationally when Euromoney magazine awarded him the title of "Central Bank Governor of the Year" in 2009.
Yilmaz served as the Central Bank Governor until April 13, 2011, after which he was designated the Presidential Chief Economic Advisor by then-President Abdullah Gul.
Yilmaz, known for his conservative economic views, entered the political realm when the MHP (Nationalist Movement Party) presented him with an opportunity to run for office. He accepted the offer and stood as the MHP's first-place parliamentary candidate for Usak in the June 7, 2015, Turkish general elections. Although he was nominated again for the early general elections held on November 1, 2015, he failed to secure a seat.
In a subsequent turn of events, Yilmaz shifted his political allegiance to the IYI (Good) Party and was elected as an Ankara deputy in the 2018 general elections in Turkey. His recent resignation from the IYI Party marks a significant departure from his political journey, the reasons for which remain undisclosed.
As the news of his resignation spreads, political analysts and party members are speculating on the potential implications of his departure and the motivations behind his decision to disassociate from the IYI Party.