Bülent Arınç resigns from the membership of Turkey's Presidential High Advisory Board
Bülent Arınç, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, has resigned from the membership of Turkey's Presidential High Advisory Board.
His resignation comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed him a day before, as he urged the release of jailed businessperson Osman Kavala and former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş.
Bülent Arınç, along with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, co-founded the Justice and Development Party on August 14, 2001.
Bülent Arınç served as the 22nd Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey from 2002 to 2007 and as a Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey between 2009 and 2015.