Presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu confronted a backlash from the Kremlin following his allegations of Russia’s interference within the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections within the nation. The Kremlin Friday mentioned that allegations had been false and had been concocted by liars.
Kılıçdaroğlu, the primary rival of incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on behalf of the six-party opposition bloc, put up a scathing tweet on Thursday.
“Expensive Russian mates. You’re behind the doctored movies, faux content material, and conspiracies that had been made public. If you wish to proceed our friendship after Could 15, chorus from interfering within the Turkish state. We’re nonetheless in favor of cooperation and friendship,” he tweeted on Thursday night in each Turkish and Russian.
The presidential candidate typically complains about faux content material focusing on his marketing campaign, however his tweet got here on the identical day when Muharrem Ince, one other candidate, withdrew his candidacy, claiming a smear marketing campaign perpetrated by supporters of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) endorsed by supporters of Kılıçdaroğlu.
The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, mentioned the individuals who had handed on such allegations to Kılıçdaroğlu had been liars, and that Russia values its ties with Türkiye enormously.
Kılıçdaroğlu on Friday repeated his claims. “If we didn’t have concrete proof, I would not have tweeted,” he advised Reuters.
The occasion didn’t contact the Russian embassy in Ankara over the difficulty, he added.
“We discover it unacceptable for one more nation to intervene in Türkiye’s election course of in favor of a political occasion. I wished the entire world to concentrate on this. That’s the reason I known as this out overtly by a tweet,” he mentioned in an interview.