On Monday, Turkish political parties submitted their list of candidates in each electoral district for the snap elections that will be held on June 24.
Due to a new article that was adopted by the local parliament in 2017, the minimum age to become an MP was lowered from 25 to 18.
Among them, the youngest ever parliamentary nominee, the 18-year-old Elif Nur Bayram from the northwestern province of Kocaeli. The senior high school student has put forward her candidacy to become an MP with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the party of the present head of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s.
The young MP nominee said “I will be very happy to become Turkey’s youngest ever deputy. I am very proud to go through such an experience at such an age.
It is very good to be living in a country where youths are trusted. Hopefully I will be able to conduct works that are useful for my nation. I have wanted to be an MP since I was a kid”, Bayram added, also telling the media that she has always enjoyed her parents’ full support.
“We thank our President [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan]. He always emphasizes the importance of youths and lowered the minimum age of candidacy to 18. We are happy … Hopefully youths will serve the good of this country”, Elif’s father, Adnan Bayram has said…. / IBNA
Main Photo: Young Elif Nur Bayram with her parents