Republican People's Party
In a meeting organized by the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) İzmir branch, the theme of “İzmir and Turkey after the local elections and presidential elections” was thoroughly analyzed, along with the period ahead of us and its risks and advantages for the CHP.
The motion brought to Parliament by the government is not aimed at broadening the struggle against terror, but is directed against Syria itself, according to CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan was elected as Turkeyâs 12th president in the first round of voting on Aug. 10, winning more than 52 percent of the votes.
That level of support falls in the limits (52-58) of the forecasts before the voting of both the polling companies and of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
Millions of Turkish citizens are casting ballots on Sunday in the country's first direct presidential elections.
Some 53 million people are eligible to vote for a head of state to take over from Abdullah Gul, whose seven-year term expires on August 28.
Three options are offered in the polls, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also a contender.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has announced he will not stand to be re-elected for another seven years on August 10.
“I will not present my candidacy. I already told this to [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan before the March 30 [local elections]. My office will end on August 28,” Hurriyet Daily News quoted him as saying.