Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ conducted their meetings with the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) provincial organizations and deputy candidates within the ministry premises located in capital Ankara, according to reporting by daily BirGün.
While Nebati is the first-ranked deputy candidate of the ruling AKP in Mersin province, Bozdağ is running in Şanlıurfa province.
The opposition politicians have raised concerns over the ministers who are contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The ministers in question have been criticized for not resigning from their posts, despite holding positions as appointed public servants.
On April 11, the AKP's Mersin Provincial Chair, parliamentary candidates, and some party executives attended the meeting at the Treasury Ministry. Minister Nebati posed with the AKP members under the ministry logo and posted the photo on his social media account.
Bugün, istişare mekanizmasının sürekli işlediği Partimizin, Mersin Milletvekili adayları, İl Başkanı ve Teşkilat Üyeleri ile bir araya gelerek önümüzdeki seçimlere ilişkin çalışmalarımızı değerlendirdik.— Dr.Nureddin NEBATİ🇹🇷 (@NureddinNebati) April 11, 2023
Cumhurbaşkanımız Sayın @RTErdogan'ın liderliği ve milletimizin teveccühü… pic.twitter.com/rbhBov1MUs
On April 10, Minister Bozdağ also shared the picture from a meeting with party officials in the ministry building.
14 Mayıs seçimlerinde Ak Parti Şanlıurfa Milletvekili adayı arkadaşlarımız ile biraraya geldik.— Bekir Bozdağ (@bybekirbozdag) April 10, 2023
Cumhurbaşkanımız Sayın @RTErdogan liderliğinde Ak Parti adayları olarak Şanlıurfa’mız için aşkla çalışacağız. pic.twitter.com/KtARbTmQiP
All ministers except Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, and Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy were nominated as deputy candidates under the AKP list.
The parliamentary and presidential elections will be held together on May 14 in a historic year as 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.