Al-Arabiya correspondent reported today, Thursday, that the Turkish opposition parties have agreed on a candidate for the presidency, but they will reveal his identity next Monday.
In addition, the leaders of the six opposition parties, or what is known as the six-party table, met in the Turkish capital, Ankara, to discuss the election agenda, including the presidential candidate, whose choice was the subject of controversy among opposition leaders.
The President of the Republican People’s Party and opposition leader Kamal Kilicdaroglu and the leader of the Good Party Meral Aksner held a bilateral meeting on February 27 amid expectations that the opposition parties determine their presidential candidate soon.
We will announce in due time.
A spokesman for the Good Party told reporters after the meeting at the time: “On the second of March, the Ummah Alliance will choose the thirteenth president of Turkey, and we will announce this matter with our nation as soon as the time is right.”
Among the names publicly discussed as potential candidates by the opposition for the presidency are CHP leader Kilicdaroglu, Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, and Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavas (all from the CHP).
risk his candidacy
However, the court’s ruling against Imamoglu risks his candidacy, as a Turkish court sentenced Imamoglu to two years and 7 months in prison on December 14 for insulting members of Turkey’s Supreme Election Council.
The court found Imamoglu guilty of the charge, and also imposed a political ban that could lead to his removal from office.