Turkey's opposition leader, Akram Emamoglu, has been able to include thousands of Turks in his election campaign, which has gained momentum. He can win the mayor's seat in the local elections held on 31 March. By a decision of the High Electoral Commission, just 18 days after taking office, according to published by "Middle East."
It appeared that the campaign of Ben Ali Yildirim, candidate of the Justice and Development Party led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is clearly confused.
Akram Imam Aglo, a member of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), launched his new campaign under the slogan "Everything will be very beautiful."
The campaign attracted large numbers of volunteers and donors. In the first week, following the decision of the Elections Commission, donations amounted to more than 15 million lira (about $ 2.5 million). The number of volunteers doubled to 150,000 versus 16,000 in the first round of elections.
Polls showed he would win a big lead over Yildirim in the run-off, after small Turkish opposition parties announced their support for Emamoglu in the run-off.
Translation: Adar Press.