Right-wing opposition Good (İYİ) Party leader Meral Akşener has said that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli have been very curious to find out who the opposition will nominate for the presidential elections.
Addressing members of her İYİ Party during a parliamentary group meeting on July 14, Akşener said that the fears of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the MHP, which she deemed the government's "little ally," have been growing in line with the İYİ Party's growth.
"Erdoğan and his little ally have been asking the same question everywhere. They wonder who our presidential candidate will be. Don't worry, relax. Our candidate is the country's 13th president," Akşener said.
Although the presidential elections are scheduled to be held in June 2023, the opposition has been calling on the ruling People's Alliance to head to snap polls.
In line with that agenda, many are curious about who the opposition Nation Alliance will nominate for the presidential elections.
Akşener on July 14 said that "Erdoğan and his friends" can't rule the country.
"Turkey is losing every day. The citizens are condemned to poverty. The people are fed up with this government and are calling for us. This is the reason why their fears are growing," she said.
"We'll introduce Turkey with an understanding of government that the country has long been waiting for," she added, referring to the opposition's proposal of switching back to the parliamentary system rather than the current presidential one.