Erdogan calls early Turkish elections for May
13 March 2023 | 7:37 am
Turkey's president has promised his campaign for a new five-year term will attempt to "heal the wounds" of earthquake victims. Six main opposition parties have announced a single rival to Erdogan's "one-man rule."
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