Turkey’s elections for May 14 despite quake — Erdogan
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday ruled out any delay in elections after the devastating earthquake in February and said the vote would be held on May 14.
The Turkish leader previously proposed holding the crunch election on May 14 that could keep his Islamic-rooted government in power until 2028. But after the massive quake that killed more than 45,000 people in Turkey, there had been suspicion whether that vote could go ahead as planned. Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency across 11 quake-hit provinces. The region is still suffering from strong tremors, making the likelihood of campaigning in the area extremely unlikely.