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3rd Presidential Person “Open” to Conversation

Via Le Figaro with AFP

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Sinan Ogun, Turkish academic and presidential candidate of the nationalist alliance ATA (Ataturk) on May 16, 2023 in Ankara. ADEM ALTAN / AFP

Sinan Ogun, third in the Turkish election, an ardent nationalist, tells himself “Open to conversationBut support can be sought from the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan In the second round, he told AFP on Tuesday.

This dissident from the MHP party, allied with The current presidential campAccording to yet-to-be-confirmed official results, he received 5.17% of the vote in the first round of the presidential election.

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Be open to conversation

Neither the Islamic-conservative president nor his main rival, the Social Democrat Kemal Kilicdaroglu, did not get the 50% required to be selected in the first round. So they will face off in the decisive second round on May 28.

Sinan Ogan, who was not affiliated with any political party until then, said he was ready to hold talks with both candidates. “The decision will be taken after discussions with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Klisadaroglu.“, he told AFP. “Let’s just say we don’t support anything“, the former deputy noted. Asked by AFP, Erdogan’s AKP party said it was unaware of the meeting between the head of state and Sinan Ogun at this stage.

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Sinon Ogan says she was not surprised by the number of votes she received on Sunday, which she attributed to “Turkish nationalists and young people who consider us too intellectual and tired of the old faces of politics.“. He advocates and “opposes” a hard stance on the Kurdish issue.Terrorism of any kind“. “I am against any organization that does not move away from terrorism“, he said of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), which the government accuses of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). However, the HDP has refused to back the opposition candidate.

The good score recorded by Kilicadaroglu’s coalition, which includes the nationalists of the Good Party, is partially explained by the support provided by the Kurdish vote. If he gets close to Sinan Ögan, Kılıştaroğlu may alienate himself from Kurdish voices.

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