Sunday, June 23, 2024
More
    HomeWorldTurkey's Erdogan Faces Challenging Election Race Due to Strong Opponent, Severe Earthquake,...

    Turkey’s Erdogan Faces Challenging Election Race Due to Strong Opponent, Severe Earthquake, and Domestic Concerns

    Related stories

    Meeting between MLA, Collector and farmers to discuss Dharani issues

    Bodhan Constituency legislator P Sudarshan Reddy and Collector Rajeev...

    Government’s approval of farm loan waiver praised by TSCAB

    The vice president of TSCAB (TS Co-operative Apex Bank...

    Harish challenges government on employment generation

    T Harish Rao, the leader of BRS and Siddipet...

    Bhatti advocates for GST exemption on construction of government schools

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government made several demands at the...

    Turkey is holding a crucial election on May 14, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing a tough re-election campaign. The opposition, led by Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People’s Party, is promising to address key issues such as democratic backsliding, inflation, and civil rights. Kilicdaroglu’s six-party alliance includes liberals, nationalists, and religious conservatives, and has campaigned on a platform of democratic change and repatriating Syrian refugees. Recent polls suggest that Kilicdaroglu is narrowly ahead of Erdogan.

    Turkey is also dealing with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in February that destroyed or damaged over 300,000 buildings and left 658,000 people jobless. Erdogan has promised to rebuild the quake zone and construct 319,000 homes within a year. However, his government has been criticized for lax building code enforcement and a slow response to the disaster.

    - Advertisement -
    Also read:  All Anganwadi Teachers Required to Familiarize Themselves with NHTS and Poshan Tracker

    Anti-migration sentiment is also on the rise in Turkey amid economic downturn. The opposition has pledged to repatriate Syrian refugees within two years and pursue a more Western-oriented foreign policy to rebuild ties with the US, EU, and NATO allies.

    Kilicdaroglu has worked hard to gain the trust of religiously conservative women who wear the headscarf by pledging to guarantee their right to stay veiled in public. Erdogan has ruled Turkey since 2003 and is seeking his fourth term as president. He has campaigned heavily in recent weeks, attending events across the country.

    - Advertisement -

    Follow us

    3,565FansLike
    179FollowersFollow
    1,202FollowersFollow
    965SubscribersSubscribe

    Contribute News

    You can contribute an article to Telangana Tribune by dropping a mail at newsdesk@telanganatribune.com

    Latest stories

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here