LONDON: Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he is ready to cooperate with opposition parties to stand against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Al Arabiya reported.
Davutoglu, once a close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, now leads an opposition party after splitting from the AKP.
Davutoglu was speaking at a meeting on Saturday with members of his Future Party as it prepared for possible early parliamentary or presidential elections, the report said.
He said Turkey needed a new political vision and that the current government was unfit to manage daily crises.
“Turkey cannot bear a policy that sets barriers between political parties,” Davutoglu said according to the report. “The country’s future and the nation’s peace are not entitled to one party.”
He also criticized the government’s failure to manage the COVID-19 crisis.
Turkey’s next elections are scheduled for 2023, but speculation has been mounting that they could be called as early as November.