Turkish ruling party has high hopes for year of elections

Turkish ruling party has high hopes for year of elections

 

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (photo) yesterday revealed the details of his 2014 plans, the year when local and presidential elections will take place, stressing that he wanted the ongoing peace process to be completed by that year.

2014 will be an election year, where the critical results for Turkey will be taken. Firstly, the local elections will take place in March, while the presidential elections are expected to take place at the middle of the year according to our Constitution. Again in this process we expect to hold a referendum on the new Constitution. A very busy program awaits us,” said Erdoğan, speaking at a meeting in Ankara’s Kızılcahamam neighborhood with members of his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) provincial and district branches.