Turkish presidential candidate promises to turn president's residence into science center
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Muharrem Ince, a presidential candidate from the Turkish opposition People's Republican Party (CHP), promised to turn the presidential residence into a science center, Turkish media reported on May 4.
Ince further promised that in case Turkish people elect him the president, then he will move the presidential residence to the Cankaya palace, which is the residence of the Turkish prime minister since 2014.
He added that he will take a neutral stance towards the country’s political parties in case of the election.
"For me, one of the priorities will be the fight against terrorism," he said.
The CHP has today officially nominated Ince for the presidential election in Turkey scheduled for June 24.
Ince has been the chairman of the parliamentary group of CHP since 2014.
Turkey will also hold a parliamentary election on June 24.
In the parliamentary election held in Turkey on November 1, 2015, the Justice and Development Party won 49.41 percent of the votes, the People's Republican Party (CHP) - 25.38 percent of the votes, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 11.93 percent, and the Democratic Party of Peoples (HDP) - 10.7 percent of the votes.
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