Yildirim will resign in connection with the official nomination of his candidacy for the post of head of the Istanbul municipality.
MP from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Celal Adan will temporary perform Yildirim’s duties.
Earlier, Yildirim said that the biggest problem in Istanbul is linked to passenger traffic, particularly - high density of traffic, adding that he will be able to solve this issue if he gets elected head of the Istanbul municipality on March 31 during the municipal elections.
The municipal elections in Turkey will be held March 31, 2019. They are held every five years.
The candidacy of the former Minister of the Environment and Urbanization of Turkey, Mehmet Ozhaseki, has been nominated for the post of head of the Ankara municipality.
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