Erdogan: “We want support for the last time in 2023”
Turkey’s President Erdogan has announced that next year’s election will be the last time “he will ask for support” and then with the power he generated from the nation, he said he will pass the torch to the younger generations, in a speech he made during an opening ceremony in Turkey’s northern city of Samsun.
Erdogan who led the country for almost 20 years, first as prime minister and then as president, declared he would be the presidential candidate for the ruling bloc back in June.
Under the new presidential system in Turkey, presidents are limited to two full terms in office.
Erdogan in his speech also criticized main opposition CHP (Republican People’s Party) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu for his new team to envision Turkey’s 2nd century.
“What’s the story with those imported consultants! Come off it!” Erdogan called out to Kilicdaroglu.
The CHP leader unveiled a new programme last week when he said he appointed Jeremy Rifkin, a renowned American economist who authored “The Third Industrial Revolution” as his chief economic advisor, and said that the new team consisted of 70 experts like Prof. Daron Acemoğlu, Prof. Ugur Akcigit, Prof. Hakan Kara and Prof. Refet Gurkaynak.