Turkish Women Urged by Erdogan to Participate in Second Round of Presidential Elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkish women to postpone all work and come to vote in the second round of the presidential election.

Erdogan said during a speech in front of a rally organized by the women’s branch of the Justice and Development Party: “I have walked with you in my political career, which has lasted 40 years, and I have achieved what I have achieved through the prayers of mothers.”

He added: “Women are the heroes of the struggle for the Motherland and the nation.”

He also linked the second round of elections to the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople, stating: “On Sunday we will achieve victory, and on Monday we will celebrate the conquest of Istanbul.”

Erdogan addressed the audience: “Don’t make plans for Sunday. This opportunity comes up once every five years. You can go for a walk or work any other day, but there will be no other opportunity to vote.”

The second round of elections in Turkey is scheduled for May 28. In the first round, Erdogan received 49 percent of the vote, while his main opponent, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, 44 percent. As they prepare for the runoff, the two candidates are now fighting and fighting to sway voters to their side, knowing that whoever gets more than 50 percent of the vote will win.

Source: FNA

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