President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested on Friday that he would favor the possible candidacy of his predecessor, former President Abdullah Gül, for Parliament.
“The issue of his candidacy is up to Mr. Gül to decide. I had a conversation with him last night, I called him and gave my best wishes for his father, who is ill,” Erdoğan told reporters asking about Gül's possible bid for Parliament. “His decision [to run for Parliament] would be good. It would be for the best. It would be fitting. But the decision is up to him.”