Turkish general election
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.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 12 applauded youngsters of Turkey, saying that their hopes are high for the future of the country thanks to the potential of its young generation.
"Every time we meet with young people, our hopes for the future of this country increase," he said, addressing the Turkey Youth Summit.
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.
Tanjug/AP Photo/Kemal Aslan
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.
The PM is scheduled to meet with Turkish President Erdogan at 5 pm
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.