Turkey opposition nominates Kilicdaroglu to run against Erdogan

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Published: 2023-03-07 09:53

Last Updated: 2024-02-23 17:03


Turkey opposition nominates Kilicdaroglu to run against Erdogan
Turkey opposition nominates Kilicdaroglu to run against Erdogan

After months of debate, Turkey's opposition parties agree to nominate secular opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu as their joint candidate against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May polls.

A last-ditch deal aimed at averting a split of the opposition vote will see CHP chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu name the popular mayors of Istanbul and Ankara as vice presidents should he end Erdogan's two-decade rule.

The soft-spoken 74-year-old from Turkey's long-marginalised Alevi community says that the "the door" of the alliance "is open to everyone who shares our common Turkish dream.... regardless of belief, thought, ideology or identity."