World Bulletin / News Desk
The minimum age at which a person can stand for elections should be reduced from 25 to 18, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Speaking at a ceremony on the occasion of the start of the 2012-2013 academic year at the Yıldız Technical University on Friday, the prime minister said as young citizens at the age of 18 has the right to vote, they should be granted the right to run in elections as well.
Privates should also have the right to vote, Erdoğan said pointing out that active duty military officers are allowed to vote in the elections.
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