World Poll shows support for Turkey's Erdogan eroding, vote going to second round

11:05  14 june  2018
11:05  14 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Erdogan denounces Austrian decision to close mosques

  Erdogan denounces Austrian decision to close mosques President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticised Austria's move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response. "These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.The crescent is a symbol associated with Islam.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first- round victory in Turkey ’ s presidential election, with his support dipping 1.6 points in one week REUTERS/Osman Orsal. The poll also showed his ruling AK Party was forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote .

Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first- round victory in Turkey ’ s presidential election and his ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in The jailed candidate of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, has 10.1 percent support , the poll showed .

a man holding a sign: A woman walks past an election poster for Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul © REUTERS/Osman Orsal A woman walks past an election poster for Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul

Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first-round victory in Turkey's presidential election, with his support dipping 1.6 points in one week, according to a survey by pollster Gezici published on Thursday.

The poll also showed his ruling AK Party was forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote.

Gezici's survey of 2,814 respondents, conducted on June 2-3, showed Erdogan receiving 47.1 percent of votes in the first round of presidential election, down from a level of 48.7 percent in a survey which it conducted a week earlier.

The poll showed that the AK Party's alliance with the nationalist MHP would fall short of a majority in the 600-seat assembly, with 48.7 percent of the votes, unchanged from the figure in the previous survey a week earlier.

(Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans)

Turkey elections: Polls open in tough challenge for Erdogan .
Polls have opened across Turkey in a snap vote as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces his biggest electoral threat in 15 years of rule. Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise as prime minister in 2003 and has transformed the nation. He implemented policies that encouraged sustained economic growth and development, he challenged Turkey's secular foundations by bringing Islamic conservatism to public life and he gutted public institutions by having tens of thousands of people arrested -- many his critics -- following a failed military coup in 2016.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/world/-155158-poll-shows-support-for-turkeys-erdogan-eroding-vote-going-to-second-round/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!