In a televised announcement, the third-placed ultra-nationalist contender declares his support for the president.
As it was expected, the third-placed contender in Turkey’s presidential election has endorsed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Sunday runoff poll.
On Monday, the ultra-nationalist Sinan Ogan made a broadcast statement endorsing him.
“Our meetings with both candidates took place with statesmanly and mutual courtesy,” Ogan said. “I declare that we will support the president as a result of these discussions, consultations, and messages from the grassroots.”
Ogan stated that he wanted to promote stability and cited the majority that an Erdogan-led coalition has achieved in the legislature.
The Organization of Turkic States, an alliance of Turkic nations, must be supported, he added, and the nation’s defense industry policies must be maintained. Additionally, he stated that the government needed to review its interest rate policy and deal with the issue of how many refugees were living in Turkey.
The endorsement was scheduled to be announced in televised remarks, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations between Ogan and presidential candidates who spoke to reporters earlier in the day.
According to Ogan, “We have made Turkish nationalism and Kemalism the agenda of the country when we evaluate these elections in terms of the goals and targets we have set before the society.
“We helped make Turkey’s fervently nationalist electorate more visible. We made sure that the candidates who advanced to the next round agreed with our viewpoints.”
Erdogan and opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu will face off in a presidential runoff on Sunday because neither of the two candidates received more than 50% of the vote in the first round, which took place on May 14. The president received 49.40% of the vote, while Kilicdaroglu received 44.96%, and Ogan received 5.2%.
Turkish opposition officials told reporters last week that they expected Ogan to publicly support Kilicdaroglu on Friday. However, it is believed that he altered his course after meeting with Erdogan on the same day.
Ogan beat assumptions in the 14 May races, with most surveys before the vote anticipating he would battle to outperform three percent.
Our examination of fundamental outcomes recommends that Ogan tore casts a ballot away from both Erdogan in his fortresses and Kilicdaroglu electors in resistance fortifications.
He ran as the official competitor of the Genealogical Collusion, a blend of the Triumph Party, Equity Party and two other little patriot parties.
The coalition was separated following the political decision after none of its competitors won any parliamentary seats.
Umit Ozdag, head of the Triumph Party, said on Monday that his party had left the alliance and would now take free positions.
Ogan fabricated his official mission on promises of sending outcasts back to their nations and forcefully chasing after “fear mongers”, including Kurdish equipped gatherings like the PKK.
He criticized the government and opposition for forming alliances with pro-Kurdish parties, arguing that these alliances posed a threat to Turkey’s unitarian structure, which promotes political and ethnic centralization.
“Each portion has the option to participate in governmental issues and this right ought to be ensured, however the political augmentations of psychological oppression should be cleared from Turkish governmental issues,” he said on Monday.