‘June 2023 Turkey’s election calendar. This is our decision as a people’s coalition, and this is the date we have announced, “said Erdogan, who addressed a parliamentary committee of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK).
The Popular Alliance is an electoral alliance between the AK Party and the Nationalist Movement, with Erdogan being re-elected in the 2018 presidential election.
The president said the government would try harder and was careful not to leave Turkey in the hands of the opposition National Alliance and its largest members, the Republican People’s Party and the Party for Good.
“That is why we will not leave alone any house that we have not entered, and we will not leave alone any heart that we have not touched and conquered,” he stressed.
The ruling force has consistently denied early election rumors and attempts to promote them, noting that the administration needs years without elections to focus on the country’s affairs.
Referring to the Istanbul Canal mega project to be ready in 2025 or 2026, the country’s leader promised to open a new chapter in the country’s development.
With these works, the authorities will also be able to focus on the seismic areas of Istanbul, he said, noting the risk of earthquakes in the region.
He also announced the construction of 45-kilometer-long roadside seismic houses. The canal will be built on the European side of the city, making it the largest in the Eurasian nation.
Once completed, it will allow approximately 185 vessels to pass through daily, which will ease traffic on the existing channel in the Phosphorus Strait and prevent the passage of cargo with hazardous materials.
The construction project, which will cost a total of $ 15 billion, will employ more than half a million people, of whom 1.4 billion have been earmarked for the construction of its six bridges.
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