Oğan meets Erdoğan!
A meeting was held between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and presidential candidate Sinan Oğan, in Istanbul.
No comments were made after the meeting, which lasted about an hour.
Oğan, a former academic backed by an anti-immigrant party, may hold the key to winning the run-off now that he is out of the race.
Speaking to Turkish media earlier this week, Oğan listed the conditions for winning his support, including a hard line against the PKK, as well as a timetable for the repatriation of millions of refugees, including some 3.7 million Syrians.
Meanwhile, Erdoğan said in an interview with CNN broadcast on Friday that he wouldn’t yield to Oğan’s demands, adding, “I am not a person who likes to negotiate in this way… The people will be the king-makers”.
In addition, Türkiye’s Supreme Electoral Council confirmed, on Friday, the results of the first round of the presidential elections in which neither the current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan nor his main rival, opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, obtained the required majority to achieve an outright victory.
The council announced that Erdoğan won 49.24% of the vote, while Kılıçdaroğlu got 45.07%.
The third candidate, nationalist politician Sinan Oğan, received 5.28%, which necessitated a run-off on May 28 between the two top contenders.