Hurriyet: Erdogan considers the May elections a turning point for the future vision of Turkey
The current President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, is fully focused on the general elections scheduled for May 14 in the country, he considers the date a turning point for the future vision of the state, Abdulkadir Selvi, a columnist of the Hürriyet newspaper close to government circles, wrote on Friday.
Selvi took part in Erdogan’s interview with TRT TV channel on Wednesday.
“Erdogan is completely focused on the elections. He considers May 14 a turning point for the future vision of Turkey. Turkey will either say “enough” or “continue”. That’s why he works hard. The opposition has not yet decided on its candidate, but Erdogan has already visited 66 provinces, held 34 meetings with young people and women of the business community,” writes Selvi.
According to him, “politicians are not curious, but it’s time to study Erdogan’s art of winning elections.”
The current President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, said earlier that general elections (both presidential and parliamentary) in the country are scheduled for May 14. The Turkish leader said that the government will propose to the parliament to adopt May 14 as the date of the general elections in Turkey, and in case of refusal, he will use the powers of the president. Erdogan’s powers are sufficient to dissolve parliament and announce early elections 60 days after the decree. Erdogan will be the candidate of the Union of the Republic in the upcoming elections. A coalition of six opposition parties has not yet announced a candidate.