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Turkish opposition calls for Erdogan’s exclusion from elections

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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.

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