HDP "ready to do what it takes" to bring down government
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has signaled that it will support Nation Alliance in the upcoming elections against President Tayyip Erdogan after the nationalist Good Party quit, refusing the candidacy of Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP)
"If we have a responsibility to topple the government AKP-MHP, we are ready to take that responsibility," HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan said in a statement issued during a visit to the earthquake-hit Samandag district in Hatay province.
"Not a single person in this country still has the patience to endure this government," she added.
Good Party leader Meral Aksener on Friday announced her party's withdrawal from the opposition bloc, saying they would " not bow" to pressure to accept Kilicdaroglu as the opposition's joint candidate.
In a video posted on social media hours after Aksener's announcement, Kilicdaroglu signaled that more parties would join their alliance, saying "the table needs to expand".
HDP earlier announced it would run its own candidate fır the presidential elections but said it would reconsider this decision after massive earthquakes that hit Turkey on Feb. 6.