Turkish PM warns of provocation in local elections

PM Erdogan warned voters ahead of March 30 local elections not to be swayed by an opposition bent on provocation, clashes and intrigue

PM Erdogan warned voters ahead of March 30 local elections not to be swayed by an opposition bent on provocation, clashes and intrigue

NIGDE - Turkish PM Erdogan on Monday warned voters ahead of March 30 local elections not to be swayed by an opposition bent on provocation, clashes and intrigue.

Speaking at an election campaign rally in the Central Anatolian province of Nigde, Erdogan repeated the three main focuses of his campaign; people-centered policies, promotion of democracy and urban development, pared down to the slogan: people, democracy, city.

Erdogan said that more than 7000 people, including political figures, the head of the military, the president, journalists, artists and business people had been illegally wiretapped and blackmailed.

Erdogan renewed his call on US based preacher Fethullah Gulen to return to Turkey, rather than focusing on Turkish politics from the United States.

Denying the corruption allegations and talking about the development that Turkey underwent during Justice and Development (AK) Party rule, "You will vote for the New Turkey," said Erdogan.

Frequently making the Rabia sign Erdogan added, "thanks to the AK Party, living standards of our people were improved."

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