For Turkey runoff, potential kingmaker draws red line at Kurdish concessions

Published: Updated:
Read Mode
100% Font Size
1 min read

Sinan Ogan, Turkey’s nationalist presidential candidate who finished third in Sunday’s election, said he could only support main opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the runoff if he agrees to offer no concessions to a pro-Kurdish party.

Ogan won 5.2 percent in Sunday’s first round of the presidential election. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who led after the Sunday vote, and Kilicdaroglu will take part in the runoff, set for May 28.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

“We will consult with our voter base for our decision in the runoff. But we already made clear that the fight against terrorism and sending refugees back are our red lines,” Ogan, who took 5.2 percent of the initial vote, told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

Read more:

Erdogan leading with 49.4 pct of votes as Turkey prepares for runoff

Turkey elections 2023: Everything you need to know explained

Turkey decides: Voting ends in Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections

Top Content Trending