Candidate Sinan Ogun, who finished third in the May 14 presidential election, announced his support for incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the second round of voting scheduled for May 28. CNN.
Sinon Ogan received 5.17 percent of the votes in the first round of voting.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.52% of the vote, narrowly missing out on winning the first round of elections.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu came second with 44.88 percent.
Thus, Sinan Ogan finds himself in a position where the two candidates can be tied in the second round, if his voters follow his advice.
After the first round of elections, he announced that he would hold talks with Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu before announcing who he would support.
Sinan Ogun, the candidate of the Old Coalition, a coalition of five far-right parties, is a declared enemy of pro-Kurdish organizations in Turkey.
Also, before declaring his support for Erdogan, Kemal Kilikdaroglu asked Ogun not to make any concessions to the Kurds if Ogun wanted his support.
In an interview with CNN last week, Sinan Ogan expressed hope that those who voted for him in the first round will follow his advice come the second round.
“Our voters are very connected with us and will follow us wherever we need,” he said.
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