The Turkish President called on the presidential candidate of the People’s Alliance, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to vote massively for him in the second round of the presidential elections scheduled for the 28th of this month, stressing that the Turkish people will teach their opponent, the candidate of the People’s Alliance, the leader of the Republican People’s Party, Kamal Kilicdaroglu, a lesson on the night of the announcement of the results.
Erdogan said – at an election rally held in the capital, Ankara – addressing a crowd of his supporters, “Are you ready to mobilize and go massively to the boxes next Sunday? Yes… I believe in you and love you, and I am sure that you will teach Kemal Kilicdaroglu the necessary lesson that night.”
He added – referring to his rival – “In front of us is a person who promised the earthquake victims free homes before the elections, and then expelled them from the homes after the elections.”
The head of the Turkish Victory Party, Umit Ozdag, had announced earlier that his party had decided to support Kilicdaroglu in the run-off of the presidential elections.
Ozdag said – in a press conference accompanied by Kilicdaroglu in Ankara – that the only way to what he called “salvation from the refugee crisis” is to support the candidate of the People’s Alliance.
“We cannot think about the welfare of the Turkish people while providing homes, money and support for refugees,” he added, noting that he agreed with Kilicdaroglu to return migrants in Turkey to their countries of origin within a year after the elections.
Immediately after Ozdag announced his support for the opposition candidate, tweeters circulated a previous video of him saying that if Kilicdaroglu wins the presidential elections, a civil war will break out.
On the other hand, the Turkish Supreme Elections Committee announced that the total number of people who voted abroad in the second round of the presidential elections amounted to 1,835,295 Turkish voters, as of Wednesday.
According to the committee, the voting process for the second round of the presidential elections has been ongoing since May 20, at the foreign representations and border crossings.
The process of voting for Turks registered for their places of residence outside the country ends by 22:00 (local time) of the day, while it continues at border crossings and airports until 17:00 on May 28.
It is noteworthy that, on May 14, Turkey witnessed presidential and parliamentary elections, in which the candidate of the People’s Alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the People’s Alliance, the leader of the Republican People’s Party, Kamal Kilicdaroglu, and the candidate of the Grandfathers’ Alliance, Sinan Ogan, competed.
And the Supreme Electoral Commission in Turkey officially announced the holding of the second round of the presidential elections between Erdogan and Kılıçdaroğlu on May 28, because neither of them obtained more than 50% of the votes, as the first obtained 49.51% of the vote, while the second won 44.88%. Sinan Ogan received 5.17% of the vote, according to final results.