nly four days ahead of Turkey's June 24 presidential and parliamentary snap elections, top opposition candidates for the Turkish head of state announced that they will appoint each other for vice presidential seats as a sign of increasing cooperation between their recently forged electoral alliance.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said the state of emergency that has been in place since July 2016 will be lifted if he is elected in June 24 elections, but suggested it would be reinstated if the country faces further threats.
Primeras elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias en Turquía están programadas para el 24 de junio.
El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dijo el jueves que el gobierno podría suspender el estado de emergencia después de las elecciones de este mes.
Durante una transmisión especial en vivo por CNN Turk sobre las elecciones, Erdogan dijo que el gobierno discutirá el asunto y hará las evaluaciones necesarias para levantar el estado de emergencia impuesto tras el intento de golpe de Estado del 15 de julio de 2016.
Eight international organizations will observe Turkey's early presidential and general elections on June 24, Turkish election watchdog announced on Friday.
The Turkish Supreme Board of Election (YSK) has provided accreditation to observers from eight international institutions for the upcoming elections, an official from the top election body told Anadolu Agency.
5-person commission has been formed for keeping and delivering ballot boxes at foreign missions
Turkey is taking every step to ensure the security of votes of Turkish expats, who will participate in the country’s presidential and general elections between June 7 and June 19. Citizens living inside Turkey will vote on June 24.
El candidato presidencial del opositor y prokurdo Partido Democrático de los Pueblos (HDP) de Turquía, Selahattin Demirtas, inició hoy desde la cárcel su campaña para las elecciones del próximo 24 de junio.
Demirtas, en prisión preventiva desde noviembre de 2016 por supuestos vínculos con el ilegal Partido de los Trabajadores del Kurdistán (PKK), es un antiguo líder del partido.
Las autoridades de Turquía han anunciado que autorizan al candidato a la Presidencia del prokurdo Partido Democrático de los Pueblos (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, emitir discursos de campaña en la televisión estatal TRT, a pesar de encontrarse encarcelado a la espera de juicio.
La Comisión Electoral Suprema (YSK) ha detallado que todos los candidatos tendrán autorización para emitir dos discursos de diez minutos de duración a través de la cadena TRT antes de las elecciones del 24 de junio.
Opposition alliance agreed to intensify talks to prepare a roadmap for the post-election period in order to ensure “a strong parliamentary system,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party leaders stated after a meeting.
“The electorate is expecting us to build a strengthened parliamentary system, in which democracy is fully implemented and parliament is strong,” said İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener, after visiting CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at the CHP headquarters on June 4.
Turkey's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) application for the annulment of several articles of the electoral alliance law on the grounds of election security.
The electoral alliance law, allowing political parties to form alliances for the first time in Turkish politics, was ratified by the Parliament on March 13. The court's decision was important as there are only 24 days left for the snap parliamentary and presidential elections in June.
With less than a month remaining for the presidential and parliamentary elections, resignations continue to plague the newly established Good Party (İP). Most recently, the founding member and general board member of the İP, Ruhat Mengi, resigned from her duties, blaming the party of being different than it is being portrayed
Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has unveiled its election manifesto ahead of the June 24 early elections. The manifesto, with a tagline “National Revival, Blessed Uprising”, calls for reforms to bring economic relief to farmers, retired people and families of disabled, martyred people and veterans.
The MHP election manifesto emphasized five topics, including "Smart state and public administration", "justice", "combatting corruption", "multifaceted and multi-dimensional foreign policy" and "industrialization and SMEs."
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on May 26 unveiled his party’s election manifesto, which vowed to find solutions to “five main problems of Turkey.”
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu read out his party’s 230-page declaration, prepared under the slogan “We are coming for the nation,” in the capital Ankara. He also introduced the CHP candidates running for parliament in the June 24 early elections.
The OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) formally opened its election observation mission in Turkey on May 24 for the snap presidential and parliamentary elections to take place on June 24.
Along with 12 experts based in Ankara, 22 long-term observers and will be deployed throughout the country, OSCE Ambassador Audrey Glover told reporters in Ankara on May 24.
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.