The die is cast. The Turkish presidential election will finally take place on Sunday, May 14, and according to the Washington Post, it will be the most important in the world for the year 2023. In it, the political future of Tayyip Erdogan is at stake, as well as his fortune in general, as his opponents argue that if he loses, he and members of his family will face even the possibility of imprisonment for a number of criminal offences. The choice of the date on which the polls will be held was not accidental, as on May 14, 1950, the first free elections had been held in the neighboring country, putting an end to the one-party system that had been established since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923. On that day, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) founded by Kemal Atatürk was soundly defeated by the Democratic Party (DP) of Adnan Menderes. “We will march in the way of Menderes” It was the first electoral victory of a non-Kemalist party and for […]
Source: News Beast
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