Turkish opposition agrees on candidate for presidential elections

June 16, 2014 6:03 PM

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Turkish opposition agrees on candidate for presidential elections

Turkey’s two largest opposition parties agreed on Monday to run Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, a diplomat and academic, as their joint candidate for the presidential election in August.

Mr. Ihsanoglu will most likely compete against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, though the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has yet to officially confirm who will be its candidate.

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