Turkish president calls snap elections for June

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Presidential and parliamentary elections will take place in Turkey on June 24, more than a year earlier than the scheduled date, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday.

The small Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) nationalist party headed by Devlet Bahceli is believed to have supported the call for the early vote.

And now, in June 2018, the country will hold both parliamentary and presidential elections, which will be the fifth and the sixth elections in Turkey in the last five years.

Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has established a formal alliance with the MHP to fight the elections, in the hope of sweeping up conservative votes.

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The European Union's foreign policy chief says she believes Greece and Macedonia can overcome a long-standing name dispute by late June, clearing the way for the Balkan nation to start accession talks. His extended powers were expected to take effect until after the presidential election.

YSK Chairman Sadi Guven said the board has completed all preparations for early elections and it is waiting for the parliament's approval. At around 19:00 Istanbul time it stood at 4.0238 to the dollar, compared to the low of 4.1272 seen the day before and the all-time low of 4.1944 seen on April 11.

Devlet Bahceli, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party, said Tuesday that parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for November 2019 should be brought forward by more than a year to August 26, 2018. Bahceli and Erdogan have been allied since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016. In addition, the president will be able to declare a state of emergency, a power now held by the government. "The country needs to brought out of the emergency rule regime starting today". Since then, Erdogan has cracked down on dissent, and thousands of people - including political opponents, civil servants, journalists and police - have been jailed.

Turkey has been continuing military operations in that country.

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