The upcoming Turkish elections tomorrow (Sunday) are of particular importance this time, as they coincide with the centenary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.
According to Turkish law, if the presidential candidate does not win in the first round, a second round will be held between the two main candidates on May 28. Outgoing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to stay for a new presidential term through his cooperation with the “People’s Alliance”, which consists of: the ruling Justice and Development Party, the nationalist movement, the Islamic Great Unity, and the new Islamic welfare, in the face of the nation’s alliance or what is known as the “six-party table”. » Led by Kamal Kilicdaroglu, which includes six parties, all of which share their desire to abolish the current presidential system and return to the parliamentary system that was in force in the past.
In this context, the researcher in international relations, Muhammad Rabih al-Daihi, expected that the run-off scenario would be the biggest control over the Turkish elections, pointing out that some describe these elections as fateful because they take place in internal political and economic conditions, and that there are vocal blocs that have not yet decided their position, most notably The mass of millions of young people who participate for the first time in voting, as well as a division in the positions of Turkish women. The researcher suggested to “Okaz” that a run-off would take place with a large percentage between Erdogan and Kilicdar, and he did not rule out that if the opposition wins, it will restore the parliamentary system, which it seeks to convince the Turkish street of, and therefore we are facing a different electoral scene this time.
On Turkey’s relationship with the countries of the region and the world after the elections, he pointed out that the opposition forces seek, if they win, to eliminate problems, open up with the West and the United States, and the same thing with the countries of the region, stressing that President Erdogan has already started during the past two years a new policy to end problems and cooperate with regional countries. and international. He pointed out that there is a state of calm and seeking to restore relations between Turkey and the countries of the region.