We will continue to work with Ankara, whoever wins

We will continue to work with Ankara, whoever wins
We will continue to work with Ankara, whoever wins

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Amid a state of anticipation for the second round of the Turkish presidential elections, which will be held in late May, Jake Sullivan, the White House National Security Adviser, announced that his country will continue to work with Turkey, whoever wins the run-off, according to Al Arabiya channel.

The White House national security adviser said, in a press conference, that Washington wants to continue working with Ankara, according to Reuters.

Last Sunday, Turkey witnessed presidential and parliamentary elections, where the candidate of the People’s Alliance, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the Nation Alliance, the leader of the Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, and the candidate of the “Ata” (ancestors) Alliance, Sinan Oğan, competed in the presidential elections. Erdogan got 49.4% of the vote, compared to 44.96% for Kılıçdaroğlu.

On Monday, Ahmed Yanar, head of the Supreme Elections Commission, officially announced that the second round of the presidential elections would take place on the 28th of this month, as no candidate received more than 50% of the vote.

However, observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe considered that this committee showed that it does not enjoy transparency in its management of the elections, especially since the biased government media coverage of the elections seemed overwhelming, which was a source of concern.

On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his confidence in winning the second round of the elections by a “big margin.”

He also continued before a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party: “We will comfortably exceed the required number and we will achieve victory.”

Meanwhile, the European Union questioned the integrity of the Turkish elections, and called on Turkey to address what it described as shortcomings in the electoral process that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe referred to in a report, according to Sky News.

While experts and analysts pointed out, in statements published by “Sky News”, that President Erdogan’s chances appear to be the strongest in the run-off, after the opposition alliance failed to win the elections in the first round as they had planned, but the competition will be very strong, because each party retains its full chances. In the second round, which seems open to all possibilities.