Nation Alliance

Kılıçdaroğlu says his struggle will continue

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the joint presidential candidate of the Nation Alliance, has vowed to continue his struggle for democracy and called on the people to stand tall in the coming period.

"The Nation Alliance, with all its components, did struggle on all fronts. We will continue to give this struggle," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a statement late on May 28.

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.

All 85 million to win if People’s Alliance succeeds on May 28: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the 85 million citizens of Türkiye will benefit from the outcome of the May 28 polls if the People's Alliance wins the presidential election runoff.

"If we win on May 28, each of the 85 million individuals will also win," Erdoğan said in an interview with broadcasters Kanal D and CNN Türk on May 25.

Turks Get Ready to Decide on Renewing Erdogan’s Mandate

Illustration: BIRN/Igor Vujcic

On May 14, Erdogan's People's Allaince secured a comfortable majority in parliament and Erdogan himself received 49.5 per cent of the total vote in the presidential race.

He now aims to cement his rule for another five years by beating his main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the opposition's joint champion, in the seond round.