Dervis said, “I could not be productive in the administration. My statements give rise to wrong interpretations. In order to feel myself more free, I decided to resign from the positions.”
No one in CHP asked from Dervis to change his mind. Dervis, who had joined CHP two years ago, resigned from his administration duties this time, because of a difference of opinion between himself and the party. He received the answer of “As you wish, Kemal” from Chairman Deniz Baykal to whom he announced his decision. Zeynep Damla Gurel also resigned from Central Administrative Board together with Kemal Dervis.