June 2, 2023
Head of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and presidential candidate of Turkey Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

Head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and presidential candidate of Turkey Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

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The head of the Republican People’s Party of the party, the leader of the Turkish opposition and one of the main presidential candidates of this country, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, accused the Russian Federation of conspiracy. He stated that the Russian side is spreading fakes, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the corresponding post of the Turkish politician in social networks.

“Dear Russian friends, you are behind the montages, conspiracies, Deep Fake content and recordings that were exposed yesterday in this country,” the Turkish opposition leader said in a statement.

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu added that in order to continue friendly relations after May 15 (the presidential elections in Turkey will take place on May 14 – approx. “Profile”) between the two countries, “Russian friends” should “keep their hands off the Turkish state.” At the same time, the politician indicated that he still stands for cooperation.

On May 7, incumbent Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed a video of Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu urging viewers to vote. The head of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party appears on the recording – this organization is recognized as a terrorist organization in Turkey.

RBC leads data from the Western media, whose journalists determined that the video shown by Erdogan, in their opinion, was fake. It, according to the Western media, was assembled from completely different videos.

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has been nominated for the presidential election by an opposition alliance of six parties. According to Politico, in the first round, the oppositionist has a chance dial 49% of the votes. The current head of Turkey Erdogan – only 44%.

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