Turkey’s Ministry of Justice recognizes Erdogan’s third nomination as a presidential candidate
Nomination of the incumbent President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan a candidate for the presidency for the third time is legitimate. This was stated by the Minister of Justice of the Republic Bekir Bozdagtransmits TASS.
Thus, the Turkish authorities rejected the allegations of the opposition accusing Erdogan of illegally nominating his candidacy for the highest post.
Previously ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) also stated that there are no legal barriers to Erdogan’s nomination for a third term. It is explained that after the adoption of amendments to the constitution on the introduction of a presidential form of government in the country, Erdogan ran for election only once, so in 2023 he can again participate in the elections.
The next presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey will be held in June 2023. Erdogan advanced from the Alliance of the People, which included the AKP and Nationalist Movement Party (PND).
In 2014, Erdogan won Turkey’s first direct presidential election. Four years later, the politician was re-elected in early elections.