World Bulletin / News Desk
Former Co-Chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, was given an opportunity to record two clips of 10 minutes each from jail, one of which was then aired on TRT.
All presidential candidates have a right to introduce themselves on television or radio, and tell the people about their agenda and what they will do for the country, if elected.
The televised campaigns of the presidential candidates began broadcasting Sunday.
In November 2016, Demirtas along with 12 HDP lawmakers, were arrested on terror-related charges. Demirtas remains in custody pending trial.
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In the April 2017 referendum, Turkish voters had approved the switch from a parliamentary system to a presidential one.
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