Turkey elections; President Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed to secure the support of an ultra-nationalist political leader whose third-place finish is setting up a runoff election for the first time in Turkey’s history.
According to the news of the foreign news agency ‘AFP’, Sinan Ogun won 5.2 percent of the votes in the May 14 general elections, due to which Recep Tayyip Erdogan missed a clear victory for the first time in his 20-year reign. stay
He met the Turkish leader on Friday and held separate talks with allies of opposition leader Kemal Kelikdaroglu.
He told reporters in a national television interview that we will support People’s Alliance candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the second phase of the May 28 elections.
He said that I invite the voters who supported us in the first round to support Tayyip Erdogan in the second round.
Sanan Ogun portrays himself as an ardent supporter of the brand of Turkish nationalism championed by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the creator of the Turkish Republic after the Ottoman Caliphate.
It has called for the immediate expulsion of hundreds of thousands of migrants and a tough stance on terrorists, a term used to refer to Kurdish groups fighting for greater autonomy in Turkey’s southeast.
It should be noted that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is eyeing the run-off election next week to extend his tenure to 2028.
Secular leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu performed well as the opposition against Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the May 14 parliamentary and presidential elections.
Although Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won with 49.3 percent of the vote over Kemal Kilicdaroğlu who got about 45 percent, victory required more than 50 percent of the votes cast, which both failed to achieve.
Turkey elections 69-year-old Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s victory in the polls is surprising given his country’s worst economic crisis since the 1990s, while several opinion polls show his first national election defeat. Seemed to indicate.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu faces a difficult task in returning to power the secular party that ruled Turkey for most of the 20th century.
The Eurasia Group consultancy has given Recep Tayyip Erdogan an 80 per cent chance of winning next Sunday’s run-off election, agreed by Hamish Kinnear of Verisk Maplecroft consulting firm.