The Turkish opposition cannot agree on when to determine a candidate for general elections, including presidential ones, on May 14.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, amid discussions after the devastating earthquakes in the southeast, confirmed that the country’s general elections are scheduled for May 14. The Turkish opposition plans to determine a single candidate on Thursday, the most likely of which is the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, but sympathies in the alliance are also inclined towards the current mayor of the capital, Mansur Yavash, while it is assumed that the public will know the name of the candidate later.
“At today’s meeting of the “table of six” (as experts and journalists call the regular meetings of the six opposition parties), all signs point to Kemal Kılıçdaroglu. According to the CHP wing, the presidential candidate should be determined at today’s meeting. Because Erdogan announced the date of the elections. By The İyi (Good Party) party’s opinion is that the name of the presidential candidate should not be determined at today’s meeting. The method of determining the candidate will be decided at this meeting. Kılıçdaroglu,” the Turkish media write.