Print Edition - 2018-05-03  |  World News Digest

Turkey oppn parties set for anti-Erdogan alliance


May 3, 2018-

Four Turkish political parties, including the main opposition, are set to join forces to fight snap June elections called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official and reports said on Wednesday. Turkish media, including the NTV broadcaster, said the secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) would join forces with the new Iyi (Good) Party as well as the conservative Saadet (Felicity) Party and the centre-right Democrat Party. Turkey is due to vote in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24. The alliance would see the parties have joint lists for parliament although they would have their own separate candidates for president, the reports said. Talks between the parties were ongoing ahead of an expected signing of the alliance protocol on Thursday, a CHP source said.

Published: 03-05-2018 08:38

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