In a move to prevent splitting the anti-Erdoğan vote in Turkey and improve the opposition’s chances of winning, a presidential contender, Muharrem İnce, has announced his withdrawal from the race.
Democracy is at stake in Turkey during 14 May polls, says the European Left, as it sends a delegation to monitor security in the country’s elections.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu once again boasted during his election campaign about previously dismissing elected HDP mayors in Kurdish-majority cities, saying that the instruction came direct from President Erdoğan.
Kurdish politician Azime Arsun was abducted by the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s secret service in Iraq and handed over to Turkey to use as leverage in President Erdoğan’s election campaign, said the Kurdistan Communities Union.
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