The ruling Justice and Growth Social gathering (AK Social gathering) is engaged in talks with the Victory Social gathering (ZP), which endorses Sinan Oğan, a rival of AK Social gathering candidate, incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan within the Could 28 runoff.
Numan Kurtulmuş, deputy chairperson of the AK Social gathering paid a uncommon go to to the social gathering’s headquarters within the capital Ankara on Monday, hours earlier than Oğan was scheduled to carry a much-anticipated information convention. Oğan, nominated by ZP, a part of the ATA Alliance, is anticipated to declare his endorsement for Erdoğan or his essential rival Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Oğan shocked the nation the place the AK Social gathering and CHP dominate politics by garnering greater than 5% of the vote, rising as a kingmaker for the runoff between Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu.
Talking at a joint information convention with Özdağ, Kurtulmuş mentioned it was “a fruitful assembly the place they mentioned the issues Türkiye confronted.” “We hope the Victory Social gathering will endorse our president,” he mentioned. Kurtulmuş mentioned their talks additionally centered on the problem of Syrian refugees. ZP is the fervent proponent of the pressured return of tens of millions of refugees, claiming they have an effect on the nation’s demographics and financial system. Kurtulmuş famous that 550,000 Syrians already returned to their nation and acknowledged “sure variations” between AK Social gathering and ZP on the problem. “The refugee problem is vital however we mentioned its causes. These individuals fled from bombardment. We’re engaged on their return to their nation and the normalization of circumstances in Syria. We’re engaged on the development of residences in Syria that may assist the return of 1 million Syrians,” Kurtulmuş mentioned.
For his half, Özdağ mentioned they mentioned Türkiye’s safety on the assembly and introduced their options to resolve the refugee problem. “We now have certainly completely different opinions. Our coverage is the forcible return (of refugees),” Özdağ bluntly mentioned.