Erdoğan calls general elections by June

By Monitoring Desk
Thursday – April 19, 2018
ANKARA (Turkey): Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a press conference following his meeting with nationalist movement party (MHP) chairman Devlet Bahçeli on Wednesday and announced that his government has decided to hold general elections on June 24.

According to an official statement, Erdoğan mentioned, “In a period of accelerating developments in Syria, and during which we need to make critical decisions in all areas from macro-economic balances to great investments, we must get over the topic of elections from our country’s agenda at earliest.”

He asserted that as historic incidents are occurring in our region, the phenomena necessitate Turkey to overcome uncertainties and therefore his government has decided to pull back the general elections date from November 2019 to June 24, 2018.

Erdoğan said, “However, both our cross-border operations in Syria and the incidents of historic importance centering around Syria and Iraq have necessitated Turkey to overcome uncertainties without delay” hoping “The transition into the new system of governance has begun to grow more and more urgent in order for new decisions concerning our country’s future to be taken and executed in a stronger manner.”

He concluded, “We have taken into consideration these facts while thoroughly discussing the call made yesterday by Bahçeli” adding “And we, at the end, have reached an agreement on welcoming the snap election proposal given the picture our country is faced with.”