Snap Turkish elections bill submitted to parliament
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The bill bears the signature of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan earlier on April 18 announced plans to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, over a year before they had initially been scheduled for November 2019.
“At a time when developments in Syria have accelerated and we have to take very important decisions, from macroeconomic equilibrium to large investments, the election issue should be taken off the table as soon as possible,” he added.