The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is planning to deploy 28 long-term and 350 short-term observers to follow Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24.
If elected, İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener promised on May 18 “to lift Turkey’s state of emergency the day after the snap elections.”
“The state of emergency will be lifted the day after I’m elected,” Akşener said, addressing thousands who had gathered for a weekly airing of broadcaster Halk TV’s interview program.
“I will find a trustworthy logistics firm,” she said, declaring her objectives set to be accomplished on June 24 if she gets elected in the snap polls.
Muharrem İnce, the presidential nominee of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has vowed a new constitution reinstalling a strong parliamentary system guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law if elected in the June 24 snap election.
İnce unveiled his election manifesto on May 19, the 99th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey in Samsun, a Black Sea costal city from where Atatürk started a three-year war against occupying forces in 1919.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has denied any new peace process with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), after a chief presidential advisor suggested that such an initiative could be launched after the June 24 snap election.
“Our president’s agenda does not include such a solution process. The struggle against the PKK will continue,” Kalın said in a written statement issued on May 18.
There are a total of 59.4 million eligible voters in Turkey and abroad, Supreme Election Board (YSK) Chairman Sadi Güven said on May 14. According to Güven, there are 56.34 million eligible voters in Turkey and 3 million Turkish expats entitled to cast their votes in the June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections.
The number of first-time voters is 1.65 million, while a total of 180,869 ballot boxes will be set up on polling day, Güven added. Turkish expats will vote in 60 countries at 123 diplomatic representations.
The lawyers of Selahattin Demirtaş, the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), have appealed for his release from jail, saying his official candidacy constitutionally necessitates active participation in the election period.
Demirtaş’s lawyers appealed to the Ankara 19th High Criminal Court on May 15 demanding his release, stating that Turkey’s constitution and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) legislation stipulates the “right to a free election.”
The government conducts and will carry out projects to empower Turkish women whose rights and access to employment are often overlooked in male-dominated society.
In his party's manifesto ahead of the June 24 elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pledged to end "every tradition of the age of ignorance targeting women." The Ministry of Family and Social Justice already works to empower women with projects to improve gender equality for women, which have lagged behind men in every field, courtesy of a patriarchal mindset.
Muharrem İnce, the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate, has urged all candidates to focus on projects rather than engaging in a war of words.
Muharrem İnce, the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate, has vowed he will never use the presidential powers granted by the 2017 referendum on constitutional amendments in the event that he is elected as president.
“There are vast powers given to the president. But I will not use them. I will be afraid to,” İnce said at an event with representatives of civil society organizations in the Black Sea province of Trabzon on May 11.
People are standing in long queues outside civil registry offices across the country to be registered as voters for the upcoming June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The voter lists have already been posted at neighborhood councils for people to check if their names are on the list as eligible voters. The deadline to notify authorities of change of address is May 12.
Revealing her party’s economic program ahead of the June 24 snap elections, İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has vowed to restructure the debts of 4.5 million Turkish citizens, worth 8 billion liras, through a project called the “Turkey Solidarity Fund.”
The presidential candidate for Turkey's main opposition on May 5 called for the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, former co-chair of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), challenging President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to "let us race like men" in next month's snap elections.
On May 4, the Republican People's Party (CHP) nominated Muharrem İnce to challenge Erdoğan in the June 24 presidential election. The Kurdish issue-focused HDP nominated its jailed former leader Selahattin Demirtaş.
El opositor Partido Republicano del Pueblo (CHP, socialdemócrata) designó hoy a Muharrem Ince como candidato para las próximas elecciones presidenciales de Turquía el próximo 24 de junio.
"Seré el presidente de todas las formaciones políticas", prometió Ince en caso de ganar, en unas declaraciones retransmitidas por el canal CNNTürk.
The state of emergency “should be lifted” and imprisoned journalists should be released ahead of the upcoming elections on June 24, the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC) said in a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
“We have been considering the necessity of lifting the state of emergency, releasing journalists in jail, the return of fundamental rights and freedoms to the citizens for healthy elections,” it said.
El Partido Republicano del Pueblo (CHP), el principal de la oposición en Turquía, y otras tres formaciones han acordado una alianza "por la democracia" para las elecciones legislativas anticipadas del próximo 24 de junio, según han confirmado a Efe fuentes opositoras.
The opposition İYİ (Good) Party on April 30 vowed to host the “reopening of Wikipedia,” which has been banned in Turkey for over a year, a day after snap elections on June 24.
“All of Turkey’s citizens are invited to Wikipedia’s [re]opening on June 25,” the party’s official Twitter post read.
Political party leaders should not run in presidential elections because the position requires political impartiality, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on April 29.
Speaking at a local media gathering in the Marmaris district of Muğla province, Kılıçdaroğlu once again said he would not be running in the upcoming snap presidential election on June 24, recalling that a president will have to swear an oath for “impartially” at parliament to take the seat.
The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) will begin working intensely for the early June 24 general and presidential elections as President and Chairman of the AK Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will kick off the campaign tomorrow in the western province of İzmir, a city known for being a stronghold for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).
El director de la publicación, Akin Atalay, ha sido condenado a 6 años y 6 meses, mientras que el redactor jefe, Murat Sabuncu, tiene una sentencia de 7, como el periodista Ahmet Sik.
Un tribunal de Estambul condenó hoy a penas de prisión a quince directivos, periodistas y colaboradores del diario opositor turco “Cumhuriyet”, entre ellos el director y el redactor jefe de la publicación, informó hoy el propio periódico.