|arya||Date: Monday, 16-May-2016, 11:07 AM | Message # 1|
Turkish police on Sunday (May 15) prevented dissidents in the nationalist opposition party from holding an extraordinary congress in Ankara.
Hundreds of party members seeking to reach the hotel where the meeting was scheduled were blocked by barricades and water cannons, according to media reports.
The congress aimed to unseat the MHP's longtime leader, Devlet Bahceli, whom they blame for the party's dwindling popularity.
"Bahceli resign, resign", the crowd chanted