Political parties

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.

Asymmetric conflict

The political dispute between the government and the official opposition is shaping up as a clash between action and identity, between management and accusations, between reality and fairy tales. Common to both sides are their cynicism and the hyperbole with which they attack each other.