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Turkey’s opposition parties drop hints of future cooperation

In expressing support for the reinstitution of a parliamentary system and revisiting the Kurdish question, Turkey’s opposition parties appear to be reaching across ideological divides to counter President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in future elections.
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu makes a press statement at his party's headquarters in Ankara, on Sept. 16, 2020.

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s next presidential elections are scheduled for 2023, but with the possibility of an early vote ever-present, the nation’s main opposition parties appear to be making moves that signal their possible coordination to challenge Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s nearly 19-year hold on power.

Recent developments remain far from pre-election campaign strategies, though statements by opposition chairs over the last week have dropped hints the leaders are open to reaching across ideological divides to compromise on several key positions.

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