June 7, 2023

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A local expert has said that Kemal Klisateroglu is likely to win the first round against Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Didier Billion, deputy director of the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), explained to Franceinfo on Friday that it was “a real concern at the top of the state apparatus”.

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Opposition candidate Kemal Kilidaroglu during a meeting in Turkey on May 11, 2023.  (SERHAT ZAFER/AFP)

“According to the latest polls, there is only one round, which means that Kemal Klisateroglu will win the first round”, in franceinfo, Friday, May 12 Didier Billion, Deputy Director of the International and Strategic Relations Institute (IRIS), expert on Turkey. On Sunday, May 14, Turks will vote to elect their president. The vote will be led by a multi-party coalition between incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicadoglu. “You have to be careful, but these are new indicators.”Refers to the sensing expert “A real concern over the state apparatus”.

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For Didier Billion, both candidates represent “Two social projects, two political projects collide at almost every point”. The promotion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been president of Turkey for nine years, is a “At all levels of society the principle of libertarianism is combined with a conservative moral order”Deputy Director of IRIS explains. AT On the contrary, there is Kemal Kili├ždaroglu “The Committed Man” WHO “Fights on all fronts, all democratic attacks” with “Unanimous desire to return to parliamentary rule”, according to him. On the other hand, the two enemies share “Nation Ignited”The expert underlines.

If Kemal Klisadaroglu is elected, Didier Billion is expected “Intrusions” In Turkey’s foreign policy, “Less tense in form, less bellicose in speech”. However, he is “Don’t think the fundamentals of Turkey’s foreign policy will be radically changed.”.