AK Party continues to campaign for votes in the UK
An MP from Turkey’s governing party was in London this week to meet Turkish expatriate votes ahead of this summer’s general election.
Cuma İçten, who represents the south-eastern town of Diyarbakır for the AK Party, appealed for as many Turkish passport holders in the UK as possible to cast their votes when the ballot boxes open on 30-31 May.
Mr İçten is being accompanied on his visit by members of the AK Party’s UK branch as well as Muttalip Ünlüer, leader of the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD). The visit began with a lunch on Saturday at the UETD headquarters.
During a subsequent tour of Turkish-owned shops in Edmonton, Mr İçten told shopkeepers he came “bringing the greetings of the Prime Minister” and presented each with a carrier bag containing merchandise produced by the AK Party Istanbul branch.
Each bag contained an AK Party flag, pen, badge and AK Party branded Turkish coffee.
The AK Party MP also met members of the public at an event held at Devran Restaurant in Harringay and spoke at a meeting organised by the UK branch of the Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate.
Mr İçten spent Monday morning visiting Turkish shops in Luton before flying back to Turkey.