President Erdoğan will insist on holding Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on 14 May, columnist Sedat Bozkurt wrote on Sunday that this date is indicated by the president’s spiritual advisors, and that it is politically expedient for him to pursue this date.
The fact that the epicentre of the 6 February earthquakes is an area densely populated by Kurdish Alevis is behind the Turkish government’s inefficient disaster relief work, the Kurdistan Communities Union or KCK, told Fırat News Agency on Saturday.
Turkey’s pro kurdish People’s Democratic Party or HDP, released a video on Sunday in response to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party or AKP spokesperson, who said last week that they had been taking note of criticism levelled at the party and the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The first tremor of the two major earthquakes on 6 February in the southeast of Turkey, had a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, consisted of three different shocks, and lasted for 80 seconds, Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute announced on Saturday.
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