Grand National Assembly of Turkey

36 parties qualify to run in upcoming elections

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) has determined a total of 36 political parties as eligible to run in Türkiye's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

After President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on March 10, signed a presidential decree declaring the election date as May 14, YSK convened to determine political parties that could run in the elections.

CHP leader reaffirms readiness for presidential candidacy if opposition agrees

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu reiterated his readiness to run in the next presidential elections as the candidate of the Nation's Alliance if the opposition agrees on his name.

"If there is an agreement on my name, I have no right to object," Kılıçdaroğlu said in an interview with FOX TV on Feb. 3.