“We all believe in it for the first time” After 20 years in power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan triggers opposition support

“We all believe in it for the first time” After 20 years in power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan triggers opposition support

The opposition parties to Turkish President Erdogan have united to present their candidate for the presidential election, who is currently being given the favourite.

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Presidential candidate and CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu on May 7, 2023 in Kirikkale.  (Serkan Kukuksahn / Anadolu Agency)

“That’s all I think about, I live with him from morning to night, we all believe in him a little bit for the first time, we just talk about it, we really want a change after 20 years because we don’t trust institutions anymore, obviously we want that to change”is posted on franceinfo Sedef Ecer, a Turkish playwright, screenwriter, director and writer who lives in France ahead of the May 14 presidential elections.

This is the first time that Turkey has witnessed a unified opposition, made up of six parties, presenting a single candidate: Kemal Kilicdaroglu, in opposition to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is having difficulty in the ballot. His rival is his favourite. The situation that Sedef Ecer still surprises, because “There are Erdogan voters who represent a very strong base and everything he does.”This electorate “Don’t move”but “A whole part of the population is fed up.”. And then there “This earthquake which showed the limits of this government which was not able to provide relief” to the victims.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, calming and unifying personality

“At first, I thought Kemal Kilicdaroglu didn’t have the charisma of a strong man”Compared to Recep Tayyip Erdogan the playwright admits, But little by little we saw that it became his strong point. Thanks to “His sincerity and his way of appeasing and uniting him”. According to opposition candidate Sedef Ecer “He has a speech that soothes in the face of a speech that demonizes everyone.” Which raises “enemies within and without”. “The fact that he does not come across as a strong man, a man who decides on his own turns out to be an advantage.”rejoice.

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For Sedef Ecer, “Fear is contagious but courage is contagious too and suddenly I saw many of my friends, artists and journalists taking an intense stance on social media”In favor of Kemal Kilicdaroglu though “This is a regime that has become more repressive.”.

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