Turkey’s forthright support for Palestine could affecting efforts to revive ties with Israel.
Andrew Wilks is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. He previously worked as the deputy editor of Anadolu news agency and for UK-based ne... wspapers.
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As one of few countries that have contact with both Hamas and Israel, Turkey would like to negotiate a lasting peace.
Authorities, however, point to widespread destruction, low funds and dwindling outside help as obstacles to their work.
Kilicdaroglu is facing questions over his leadership of the CHP, having not won a national election since 2010.
Economic concerns and relations with the West lie at the top of Erdogan’s agenda after presidential election victory.
Erdogan declared winner by Supreme Election Council after unofficial vote count.
Neither candidate crossed the 50-percent mark for an outright win on May 14, triggering an unprecedented run-off vote.
Voters find it hard to resurrect enthusiasm of first round ahead of presidential run-off between Erdogan, Kilicdaroglu.
CHP, YSP voiced concerns and lodged complaints over discrepancies between recorded count and votes registered.
Erdogan’s campaign so far focuses on certain key areas, many designed to shore up nationalist and conservative support.