Republican People's Party

The CHP’s risks and advantages

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.

Erdoğan’s time in Turkey

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected as Turkey’s 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).

Turkey Votes for President for First Time in History

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.

Turkey's Abdullah Gul Not to Run for Second Presidential Term

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.

Turkey's main opposition parties formalize İhsanoğlu's candidacy for presidency

Turkey's two main opposition parties on June 29 formally backed a figure known as a devout Muslim to challenge an expected bid for the presidency by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who heads the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).