Elections in Turkey: Kılıçdaroğlu leads with 2.2% - Concern over Erdoğan's power

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkey

The head of the united opposition, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, is leading according to the latest poll published in Turkey. According to the report, Kılıçdaroğlu reaches 49.1%, with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following with 46.9%.

According to the survey by Metropoll, the head of the opposition receives 46% compared to 44% gathered by the Turkish president, while Sinan Oğan and Muharrem İnce get 2.6% and 1.2%, respectively.

Another poll, by the Saros company, confirms the tendency to elect Kılıçdaroğlu with a margin of 66 points. Specifically, even after the reduction, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received 44.48%, Kılıçdaroğlu: 49.96%, Muharrem İnce: 3.23% and Sinan Oğan: 2.33%.

As the pre-election period draws to a close, the climate remains tense with the government and its constituent Justice and Development (AKP) and Nationalist Action (MHP) parties being responsible.

The goal of Erdoğan and his associates is to psychologically influence the voters but also to associate the undecided, mainly with conservative perceptions.

With opinion polls giving the head of the united opposition a boost, the question now in Turkey is what Erdoğan will do to prevent his main rival from winning at the polls.

Having full control of the state machinery, many are already publicly expressing their fear of electoral fraud or even scenarios of an annulment of the elections - for various reasons - in case the Turkish president loses the elections.

At the same time that Kılıçdaroğlu promises a 180-degree turn in Turkey's foreign policy, stressing that his goal is "peace" and "cooperation" with neighbouring countries, Erdoğan continues to dream and promise his voters new... beatings.

"From Edirne, which for a century was the capital of our state and prepared step by step the conquest of Constantinople, now in the Century of Turkey we are preparing to see new dreams of conquest," the Turkish president declared during a pre-election rally in Edirne.

In an opposite pattern, the head of the united opposition promised "a 180-degree turn in Turkey's foreign policy" and normalisation of relations with neighbouring countries, meaning Greece as well.

"We will make a 180-degree change in our foreign policy. We will place it on the axis of peace. As Kemal Atatürk said 'peace in the country, peace in the world'. We will move peacefully. We will live with all our neighbours in a climate of peace and tranquility," Kılıçdaroğlu claimed.

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