Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
The MHP party later referred Turkes to the discipline committee to expel him from the party, according to a statement issued by a party official.
A temporary government must be formed within five days.
About its candidates in the early election, Demirtas said that the party would go to polls with the same candidate list that they fielded during the June 7 elections.
Erdogan has said the election will take place on November 1 but the date must be confirmed by the High Election Board.
Opinion polls, however, suggest that the new election may not reverse the AKP’s losses and another hung parliament is a possibility.
If they accept the invitation, it would be the first time in Turkish history that representatives of a pro-Kurdish party have taken seats in the government.
The CHP and MHP have indicated that they will not join the government.
Some political commentators say the AKP is most likely to try again to form a grand coalition with the CHP should it fail to secure a majority in November, noting that Davutoglu’s tone toward opposition leaders has largely been respectful since the coalition talks collapsed. “Come let’s take this responsibility together”.
A leading figure in the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) became the first opposition lawmaker to join Turkey’s caretaker government Wednesday. The uncertainty has knocked economic confidence in Turkey, unnerving investors already concerned about rising violence in the mainly Kurdish southeast and the threat of blowback after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member last month opened its bases for U.S. coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria.
More than 100 people – mostly soldiers and police – have been killed since July in renewed conflict between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and the security forces, which has wrecked a 2 1/2-year-old peace process with the Kurds. Among those invited are three members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The government denies the accusations.