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Turkey: Nationalist Movement Party expels deputy

Erhan Usta is expelled from party for remarks 'damaging People's Alliance' with ruling AK Party

Emin Avundukluoğlu   | 16.01.2019
Turkey: Nationalist Movement Party expels deputy

By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu

ANKARA

Turkey's opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Wednesday expelled a parliamentarian representing the Black Sea Samsun province.

Erhan Usta was dismissed for his remarks "damaging the existence and continuation of the People's Alliance" with the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party.

The party's central disciplinary board dismissed Usta by a unanimous vote.

The alliance -- formed last year, ahead of June's general elections -- also includes the much smaller BBP, or Great Union Party.

Following the expulsion, the MHP holds 48 seats in the 600-seat parliament.

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