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Turkish pres. sets June 24 for parliamentary, presidential elections

ANKARA, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced snatch presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, in lieu of November 2019.

“We decided to hold elections on June 24, 2018 on Sunday,” Erdogan told a news conference following a meeting with opposition Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli.

The legal process for early elections, including preparations by Supreme Electoral Council, are going to begin immediately, he said Turkey’s cross border operation in Syria, and the situation in both Syria and Iraq obliged Turkey to overcome uncertainties as soon as possible, the president added.

Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections were scheduled to take place in November 2019.

Source: Kuwait News Agency