Erdogan has put forward a candidate in Turkey's presidential elections

Adjust Comment Print

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, that Turkey should hold snap presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24 instead of initially scheduled November 2019, in order to appease the switch from the parliament to the presidential system of government.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said lawmakers of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, agreed to back Erdogan during a meeting on Thursday.

At a Republican People's PartY (CHP) conference at a sports arena in the capital, Ankara, party chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu announced Ince as the candidate, to roaring applause from attendees.

Turkey's two largest opposition parties will today announce their candidates for the historic June 24 presidential election.

"Our candidate is the man of our nation". Ince is one of the most spirited speakers from the opposition in parliament.

Banks again raise oil price forecast for 2018, WSJ survey says
Oil has topped United States dollars 75 a barrel this year for the first time since 2014, and was trading near USD 74 on Monday. At the moment traders are unwilling to sign contracts for Iranian crude and re-fined products that would be valid after May 12.

Jeffrey Tambor to remain on Arrested Development
That was around the same time the sexual misconduct allegations against Tambor were first reported . She felt his privates on her hips.

12 killed in ISIL-claimed attack in Libya
Electoral commission spokesman Khaled Omar told Reuters that three officials and four security officers were killed in the attack. The commission, which has registered almost 1 million new voters across Libya, said the database wasn't damaged.

The CHP, Good Party, Felicity Party and Democrat Party signed a declaration on Saturday, marking a four-party election alliance called the "nation alliance" to jointly run in the parliamentary elections.

Three parties in the bloc are fielding their own candidates for the presidential election.

Erdogan has served as president since 2014 - Turkey's first popularly elected president.

After these elections, constitutional changes to create an executive presidency will come into force after they were approved narrowly in an April 2017 referendum.

Comments