Turkish Minister Sener: There is no crises

"The process of presidential election is going on as defined by the Turkish Constitution. A constitutional process is working," said Abdullatif Sener, Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

Turkish Minister Sener: There is no crises

"The process of presidential election is going on as defined by the Turkish Constitution. A constitutional process is working," said Abdullatif Sener, Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, on Monday.

In a press briefing held at the Prime Ministry, Sener noted that "there is only one candidate. Since he did not receive the required number of votes in the first round (367 votes), a second round of voting will take place on Wednesday.

"Meanwhile, the opposition filed a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court claiming that no quorum was established essential for the voting last Friday.

"We are waiting for the decision of the court. Mr. Gul's candidacy continues to be valid."

In reference to the republican demonstration held in Caglayan district of Istanbul on Sunday, Sener stressed that "Turkey is a democratic country where citizens can get organized and may demonstrate their feelings and thoughts. We all share the same concerns of those who participated in the Caglayan demonstration. We are firmly committed to protecting our republic and are deeply attached to the values of the republic."

Source: AA

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