"We will continue to be the government ... until a new government formula becomes clear," Mr Yilmaz said.
He challenged the Islamic Welfare Party to carry out a threat to remove him from power. "I am not going to resign," he insisted. "Let all the ministers resign or let them table a censure motion."
The premier made the comments, his first in public on the deepening political crisis, shortly before a cabinet meeting in Diyarbakir, the mainly Kurdish south-east's administrative capital, on possible solutions to the 12- year-old armed Kurdish rebellion.Reuse content