Erdogan Declares Victory in Turkey’s Presidential Run-Off
A picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the presidential palace following the second round of presidential elections, Ankara, 28 May 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/NECATI SAVAS
Live Blog: Turkish Presidential Run-off 2023
- More than 60 million Turkish citizens are eligible to vote on Sunday in 87 election districts. Turkey's large diaspora of 3.5 million voters already finished voting in diplomatic missions on May 24.
- Voters ready to decide on renewing another five-year mandate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been ruling the country for21 years.
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Erdogan Rival Kilicdaroglu Plays Anti-Migrant Card to Woo Nationalist Vote
Turkish presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, addresses a press conference at CHP's headquarters in Ankara, 18 May 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/NECATI SAVAS
Run-Off Likely in Turkey after Knife-Edge Presidential Election
Turkish voters at a polling station in Ankara, Turkey, 14 May 2023, as the country holds simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections. Photo: EPA-EFE/MANUEL DE ALMEIDA
Turks Ready to Decide Fate of Strongman Erdogan on May 14
Supporters of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take a part in a choreography during a 'Unity, Will, Victory' rally at Galatasaray's Nef Stadium in Istanbul, 27 November 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN
As President Erdogan finds himself in troubled waters after ruling the country for 21 years, the political atmosphere is tense and both sides predict victory.
Turkish Opposition Candidate Quits Presidential Race at Last Minute
Muharrem Ince, leader of the Homeland Party and former presidential candidate for Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, CHP. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA
"I will leave them no excuses. Otherwise, they will put the blame on us [if incumbent President Erdogan's wins]," Ince told a press conference in Ankara in front of his party headquarters.
Kemal Dervis, Turkish Economist and Statesman, Dies at 74
Former Turkish economy minister Kemal Dervis, August 21, 2002, in Ankara. Photo: EPA PHOTO EPA/TARIK TINAZAY
Turkish Opposition Blames Govt for Latest Office Attack
Main opposition Republican People's Party CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairperson Canan Kaftancioglu (C) speaks to her supporters in Istanbul, 6 September, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/SERPIL GEDIK
Turkish Opposition Struggles to Find Champion to Challenge Erdogan
Left to right, Mansur Yavas, Ekrem Imamoglu, Meral Aksener and Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Photo/Illustration: BIRN
However, in a sign of continued divisions, it has been revealed that Meral Aksener, leader of the Good Party, the second biggest in the alliance, opposed the candidacy of Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, CHP.
Turkish Opposition Demands Action Over ‘Mafia Boss’s’ Corruption Claims
Sedat Peker. Photo: Sedat Peker's Facebook page.
"If the judiciary cannot fight against crime, corruption and bribery everything will be finished. We are now waiting for an effective and comprehensive investigation [into Peker's claims]," Muharrem Erkek, the vice chair of the Republican People's Party, CHP, said on Monday after his party filed a criminal complaint.