Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his insistence not to leave power, noting that he will run for elections in 2023, and then 2053.
The Turkish president said, during the inauguration of a number of projects in the Turkish state of Qarman, that “the Justice and Development Party will not let anyone lose its 20-year trade,” referring to the opposition, according to what was quoted by the Turkish newspaper “Zaman”.
Erdogan added, “The goal is 2023, then 2053. We have no homeland but this homeland. We do not have another country, we only surrender to God, and we only trust the nation.”
Erdogan continued, “During the AKP’s continuous rule for nearly 20 years, we struggled with each of these games. With the grace of God and thanks to our nation, we came out of this jihad with a clear conscience. The nation supported us, and stood by us.”
The Turkish president said they are working day and night to rank Turkey among the top 10 economies in the world.
Erdogan considered that the world is in the throes of a new historical change, adding: “We are determined to keep pace with this change, which began with the global financial crisis and emerged with the Corona virus Pandemic.”
Presidential elections are scheduled in Turkey in 2023, but the opposition is calling for early elections, while President Erdogan strongly rejects.