Sunday, June 4, 2023

Erdogan pledges peaceful transition if defeated amid new warnings against Western “interference”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed not to obstruct the process of transition of power if he is defeated in this Sunday’s election, before returning several times to denounce Western media for interfering in the election campaign.

“This question seems ridiculous to me. We came to power through democratic means. If our country decides otherwise, I will do what democracy wants, nothing else,” Erdogan said in a televised appearance last Friday night. He was said to have been asked if he wanted to hold on to power.

“The will of the nation cannot be compromised,” Erdogan said on his last day of the campaign, in which he again attacked Western media for interference. During a rally in Istanbul, he said, “I’m reading their headlines.” Am. ‘Erdogan must go’, they say. It is not their business. The West cannot decide. It depends on my country.”

“We are competing with those who are trying to disrupt the ‘Century of Turkey’,” Erdogan stressed over his grand program of reforms and public works to mark the country’s centenary.

The Turkish president also took the opportunity to criticize Kemal Kılıkdaroğlu, his great rival in these elections, whom he accused of “appreciating” the Kurdish armed organization of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is considered a terrorist group by Ankara and whose With it is now in armed conflict.

Similarly, to Kiliçdaroglu for his claims that Russia interfered in Turkey’s elections through deeply false material. “It’s a shame. What would you say if I told you that the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany rigged the elections?” Erdogan protested.

In the past hours, it should be noted that the social network Twitter has announced this Saturday that it will restrict access to “certain content” in Turkey, without giving further details about it.

“In response to the legal process and to ensure that Twitter is available to people in Turkey, today we have taken steps to restrict access to certain content in the country,” the account responsible for the relationship with the company states. announced.

“We have notified account holders of this action in accordance with our policy. This content will remain available to the rest of the world,” the division adds.

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