Two opposing visions for Turkey’s future are on the ballot when voters return to the polls Sunday for a runoff presidential election, which will decide between an increasingly authoritarian incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who has pledged to restore democracy. At 69, Erdogan is already Turkey's longest-serving leader, having ruled over the country as prime minister since 2003 and as president since 2014. Under Erdogan, Turkey has proven to be an indispensable and sometimes troublesome NATO ally. “To be honest Huda-Par scares us, especially women.”Mehmet Nergis, 29, said he would vote for Erdogan for stability. Nursel Karci, a mother of four living in the same camp, said she too would vote for Erdogan.
Source: ABC News May 25, 2023 20:29 UTC