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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2014-07-01

At a lavish presentation ceremony on Tuesday, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) confirmed speculation that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the party's candidate in August's presidential elections.

Nearly 4,000 AKP party members – including former and current lawmakers, mayors, central executive board members, congress delegates and provincial leaders – were present at the announcement.

The presentation comes just two days after President Abdullah Gul confirmed that he would not seek a second term.

In an unexpected move, the two main opposition parties in parliament, the Republican People’s Party and the Nationalist Movement Party, agreed to nominate Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu as a joint candidate. Ihsanoglu once headed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (formerly the Organisation of the Islamic Conference).

People’s Democratic Party co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has also announced his candidacy.

Click here to read more on the Hurriyet Daily News.

 

Date created : 2014-07-01

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