Election Diary – May 17, 2018

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Turkey’s 13th President will be determined with the snap election to be held on June 24, 2018. If absolute majority is not constituted, then the second tour will be held on July 8, 2018.

The elections developments that took place on May 17, Thursday are:

Parliament has intermitted

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) has completed the 26th term legislation activities and intermitted.

The parliament will assemble on the third day following the announcement of finalized election results.

Nor Zartonk: We support HDP and Demirtaş

Nor Zartonk initiative has decided to support the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and its imprisoned presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş.

In the press statement issued by Nor Zartonk, it has been stated that norms such as human rights, democracy, equality, justice have been wasting away day-by-day and Armenians, like all people in Turkey, are having their share from it.

Ahmet Şık: I am a candidate from the HDP

In his tweet, journalist Ahmet Şık announced that he has become İstanbul MP candidate from the HDP for June 24 elections.

“I’ve become candidate to break the circle of silence and illuminate this beautiful country of ours with the light of truth”. (EKN/TK)