Menu
Share
Share this story
Close X
 
Switch to Desktop Site

Advent of political party marks a letup in Turkey

Turkey's first political party since a 1980 coup brought the military to power was founded Monday. The Nationalist Democracy Party was registered at the Interior Ministry under the leadership of retired Gen. Turgut Sunalp. A ban on all political activities in Turkey was lifted by the military authorities three weeks ago, paving the way for Nov. 6 general elections.