In Turkey, opposition representatives demand the withdrawal of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s candidacy from the presidential elections. Three parties have submitted a corresponding request to the High Election Commission, reports Habertürk.
The Good Party, the Democracy and Breakthrough Party and the Fatherland Party opposed the candidacy of the outgoing Head of State. Representatives of political associations claim that Erdogan was first elected to the presidency in 2014, and for the second time in 2018. As a result, the third election is a violation of the requirements of the country’s constitution.
Meanwhile, Turkish authorities say Erdogan’s previous terms were reset after the 2017 constitutional referendum.
Earlier, Vatan party leader and one of Erdogan’s opponents in the upcoming presidential elections, Dogu Perincek, recognized Crimea as Russian and called NATO an enemy of Turkey. He also pointed out that the party also recognizes new regions of Russia.
Copyright © 2023 The Eastern Herald.
For the latest updates and news follow The Eastern Herald on Google News, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Help us continue our mission to deliver the latest news and stories by becoming a supporter of our newspaper. Your support will help us to continue to provide high-quality journalism and to ensure that our content remains free and accessible to all. Click here to show your support. Thank you!