With election activities in full swing, party flags, posters and campaign tents of political parties across Istanbul portray a contentious political atmosphere ahead of Turkey's upcoming polls.
Around 60 million Turks will head to the polls on June 24 to choose their new president and parliament members. If no presidential candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the first run, the run-off will be held on July 8.
“We will strengthen our economic and political ties with various regional structures, especially the European Union," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while unveiling the AK Party's election manifesto for the upcoming elections.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will run as the AK Party candidate which is supported by the nationalist MHP. While the main opposition CHP names Muharrem Ince and the Iyi Party picks Meral Aksener as candidates for the June 24 elections.
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