Erdogan announces Justice and Development candidates in Turkey

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The head of the Justice and Development Party, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced the names of the party’s candidates for the presidency of 26 municipalities in Turkey in the local elections expected on March 31, 2024.

This came at the conference announcing the party’s candidates on Sunday at the Gulf Convention Center in Istanbul, with the participation of President Erdogan.

During the conference, the Turkish President revealed the names of 11 candidates for mayor of the following major cities: Istanbul, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Kocaeli, Mugla, Ordu, and Samsun.

The names of 15 candidates for the mayors of Artvin, Bingöl, Bitlis, Çanakkale, Canakiri, Duzce, Edirne, Elazig, Giresun, Sparta, Kastamonu, Rize, Sinop, Tokat and Yalova were also announced.

The Turkish President is expected to announce the names of the candidates for the remaining states (a total of 81 states in Turkey) within the next few days.