Erdogan made a decision regarding the postponement of the presidential elections due to the earthquake in Turkey

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Erdogan made a decision regarding the postponement of the presidential elections due to the earthquake in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a decision regarding the possible postponement of the presidential elections due to the earthquake in Turkey. They will not be transferred.

This is reported by Bloomberg.

As expected earlier, the Turkish presidential elections will be held on May 14.

The fact is that the President of Turkey has the right to postpone the elections for a year in the event of a war. But a natural disaster, no matter how devastating it may be, does not allow him to do so.

The upcoming elections, according to Turkish law, must be held no later than June. However, they could be postponed only on the condition that the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey will be able to agree on this with the opposition. In this case, the Turkish constitution can be amended accordingly.

At the moment, due to a powerful and destructive earthquake, accompanied by numerous victims, Erdogan has declared a state of emergency in ten provinces of the country. It will last three months.

According to the General Maritime Administration of Turkey, a fire is now blazing in the port of Iskenderun. Several hundred containers are on fire, overturned in an earthquake on February 6, in which fertilizer was allegedly stored. The fire is accompanied by explosions that occur from time to time.

Huge flames prevented the extinguishing immediately. Now they are trying to eliminate the fire from land, sea and air.
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  1. 0
    8 February 2023 14: 44
    so the fire in the port seems to have been extinguished, yesterday
    1. +6
      8 February 2023 14: 53
      My sincere condolences to the numerous affected citizens and peoples of Turkey!
      Looking at the numerous destructions in Turkey is just scary!
      The situation is similar in the SAR.
      People are very sorry.
    2. +5
      8 February 2023 15: 13
      Quote: poquello
      so the fire in the port seems to have been extinguished, yesterday

      No one really put it out. All professionals are in ruins, there was a local team from the port itself, but they could not
  2. +3
    8 February 2023 14: 49
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a decision regarding the possible postponement of the presidential elections due to the earthquake in Turkey. They will not be transferred.
    And I could .. I didn’t tease the opposition.
    1. -4
      8 February 2023 15: 14
      Mr. Erdogan recently postponed the elections to May, this was done so that the electorate had time to receive the announced additional payments but had not yet eaten them.

      It is not yet clear whether he and his "United Turkey" will remain in power.
      85% inflation is serious.
      It seems to us that he is such a clever geopolitician, and the Turks are unhappy.
      1. +1
        8 February 2023 15: 43
        And Erdogan's party (like other Turkish parties) does not claim the votes of the vast majority of voters. The main thing is to have a little more than half.
        1. -2
          8 February 2023 16: 52
          A little more than half - 52,59% - was in the 2018 elections. And then inflation was 11%.

          Now inflation is -85%. It would be logical to cancel the elections altogether, referring to the catastrophe.
  3. -2
    8 February 2023 14: 49
    This cunning fox, I think, will even make political profit out of the tragedy: “the nation must unite!”, “assistance and payments will be provided to everyone” and all in such a populist spirit ...
  4. 0
    8 February 2023 14: 51
    Sultan fills his rating. He won't carry anything for a year.
  5. +7
    8 February 2023 14: 59
    By the way, no one will tell you - after the earthquake in Syria and Turkey, did anyone see the international humanitarian organizations "white helmets" or "doctors without borders" helping to clear up the rubble?
    1. +5
      8 February 2023 15: 32
      what, this is different ..., helmets, doctors, you still remember the OSCE ...
    2. 0
      10 February 2023 19: 27
      https://www.interfax.ru/world/884936
      please
    3. 0
      10 February 2023 19: 30
      https://inosmi.ru/20210805/250256932.html
      Now I do not know
  6. 0
    8 February 2023 15: 13
    Quote from Bingo
    By the way, no one will tell you - after the earthquake in Syria and Turkey, did anyone see the international humanitarian organizations "white helmets" or "doctors without borders" helping to clear up the rubble?

    hi
    Not their profile laughing