Dubai – Al Arabiya.net
Published in: May 13, 2023: 02:52 PM GST
Last updated: May 13, 2023: 03:17 PM GST
With the approaching date of the presidential and parliamentary elections that Turkey will witness tomorrow, Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he will accept the result, whatever it is.
He said in a television interview on Friday evening that the ruling party and its allies “will consider any result at the ballot box legitimate,” and will do “whatever democracy requires,” according to “Bloomberg.”
This came after his main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, considered that members of the government might not want to transfer power peacefully if the opposition won.--
On Thursday, the leading opposition candidate also accused unnamed Russian actors of spreading “deepfakes” content and other misleading information, aimed at influencing the outcome of Sunday’s elections.
However, the Russian presidency “strongly” denied this accusation, while Erdogan stood by his Russian counterpart Putin during a televised appearance with his election campaign, Friday.
It is noteworthy that the number of Turkish voters who will go to the polling stations tomorrow is 60,697,843 people, more than half of whom are women, according to the Supreme Elections Committee, which set their number at 30,710,790 women.
Only 3 candidates are running in the presidential race in Turkey, Erdogan, Kilicdaroglu and Sinan Ogan, after Muharram Ince withdrew his candidacy request on Thursday.