With less than a week for the elections, Turkey's presidential candidates are finalising their promises regarding the economy. All the candidates running in the presidential election have distinctive economic pledges for the new term.
Ahead of the June 24 #TurkeyElections, the governing AK Party’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the opposition CHP’s Muharrem Ince both hope to send Syrian refugees home, join the EU, and continue to press for Fetullah Gulen's extradition from the US.
Turkish opposition says the government wanted to go to the polls over concerns about the economy. But the party says early elections will help it overcome the regional security challenges the country faces.
CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu says Ankara has sent enough evidence to US authorities to take legal action and urged Washington to extradite Fetullah Gulen, whose FETO organisation orchestrated the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
The YPG will be forced out of Syria’s Manbij in a few months, according to a roadmap drawn by Turkey and the US early this week. But Ankara is cautious over the deal's implementation as Washington has repeatedly delayed a withdrawal since 2016.
The Turkish government says its military is set to launch a ground offensive against the PKK terrorist organisation in Iraq. Ankara says a full-fledged operation could start at any time.
As Turkey heads for elections on June 24, foreign policy issues have consistently shaped candidates' and parties' election campaigns. We weigh the manifesto pledges on issues such as terrorism, Syria, Turkey's EU bid and Jerusalem.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Turks to convert their dollar and euro savings into lira, during a rally in Erzurum city, as Ankara vows action against speculative attacks amid the recent volatility in foreign exchange rates.
“We will strengthen our economic and political ties with various regional structures, especially the European Union," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while unveiling the AK Party's election manifesto for the upcoming elections.
Ahead of Turkey's June 24 elections, the most asked question is the fate of Kurdish votes. The stance of Turkey's mostly Kurdish populated cities will be one of the determinants of the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Turkey introduces short and long term economic packages to boost the market in recent months. Some measures will be taken to increase capital inflow. Officials have good faith for the future of the economy after the elections on June 24.
The day commemorates Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's arrival in the Black Sea city of Samsun from Istanbul to organise the war that saw the remnants of the Ottoman Empire transformed into modern Turkey four years later.
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