Turkish general election

CHP, İYİ Party call for early elections


Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party chair Meral Akşener on Nov. 17 called for early elections.

"We are making a clear call: You [government] cannot run the country. Go to elections as soon as possible," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a joint press conference with the İYİ Party leader.

People’s Alliance to continue as long as the nation wants: Bahçeli

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said his party's People's Alliance with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would continue as long as the people of Turkey want.

"We did not just form an electoral alliance," he told daily Türkgün in an interview on July 30.

Turkey "on its feet" PHOTO

U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said Turkey's move was a step backwards for international efforts to end violence against women, Reuters reported.
Meanwhile, thousands of people took to the streets of Turkey's largest cities to protest Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.

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President Erdoğan dismisses possibility of early elections

The Turkish president on June 25 dismissed the possibility of early elections in the country.

"The date of the early elections is certain, June 2023. Don't beat the wind," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at a local meeting of AKP in southern Hatay province, following various opening ceremonies he had attended.

President Erdoğan urges equal access to vaccines

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 21 slammed "severe injustices" in acquiring COVID-19 vaccines, urging world leaders to ensure fair access to the jabs for everyone.

Speaking at the virtual Global Health Summit hosted by Italy, Erdoğan said 80% of the world's vaccines have been secured by high or upper-middle-income countries.