Madrid. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, vowed that if he is defeated in the presidential and parliamentary elections, he will not hinder the process of transition of power, which has been criticized several times by the Western media for interfering in the elections held today. Will come back first. 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 says, nothing else,” Erdogan said last night in a televised appearance in which he was asked It was asked if he wanted to hold on to power.
Erdogan, the Turkish politician who has been in charge of the country’s politics for the longest period of time, nearly 20 years between his tenure as prime minister and then as president, may face his biggest challenge in the election. , some polling stations are giving left-wing rival Kemal Kilikdaroglu leading just days before polling.
“The will of the nation cannot be compromised,” the president said at the end of his campaign, in which he once again attacked Western media for interference.
“I’m reading your headlines. ‘Erdogan must go’. It makes no sense to you. The West cannot decide. It suits my country,” he said during a rally in Istanbul, reported daily saba,
“We are competing with those who are trying to disrupt the ‘Century of Turkey’,” Erdogan said during the reforms to mark the centenary of the country’s establishment as a secular republic under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. and insisted on his grand program of public works.
surrounded by thousands of followers, King (Major), 69, ended his campaign with a prayer at the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine basilica converted into a mosque that has been a great symbol of his 20 years of rule.
The Turkish president also took the opportunity to criticize Kemal Kilikdaroglu, his arch 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 With whom now in armed conflict.
He also hit out at Kilicdaroglu for his claims that Russia interfered in Turkey’s elections through deeply false material.
“This is shameful. What would you say if I told you that America, Britain and Germany are rigging elections?” Erdogan opposed it.
Kilikdaroglu, the common candidate of the six opposition political forces, concluded his conversion with a symbolic visit to the Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara.