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Turkey’s opposition ends saga, names Kilicdaroglu as Erdogan challenger

Recovering from a major blow to its unity last week, Turkey’s leading opposition bloc has finally announced a joint candidate to run against Erdogan.
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu makes a press statement at his party's headquarters in Ankara, on September 16, 2020. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

ANKARA — Ending a five-day saga over the fate of Turkey's opposition alliance, the country's six opposition parties announced Monday that main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu would be their joint candidate to run against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the country's fateful presidential elections expected to be held on May 14.

Speaking flanked by the five other opposition party heads, Felicity Party leader Temel Karamollaoglu said the parties agreed to nominate Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kilicdaroglu as their joint candidate.  

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