With 100 days left to Turkey’s first direct presidential elections, the opposition has yet to choose a candidate to run against its likely opponent: either incumbent Abdullah Gul or Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his party’s support was at 29.5 percent and rising ahead of elections against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 12, Hurriyet newspaper reported.
Turkey’s opposition urged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit and protests broke out in several cities after the release of an audio tape purportedly of Erdogan discussing how to dispose of hidden funds.
A Turkish prosecutor dropped an investigation into corruption in real estate, one of three graft probes that had been rattling the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since December, Hurriyet newspaper said.
Opposition parties rebuffed attempts by Turkey’s government to win support for changes to a key judicial oversight body, as a wide-ranging anti-corruption investigation continues to roil the nation’s politics.