Şişli Mayor Sarıgül hints at CHP candidacy in 2014

Şişli Mayor Sarıgül hints at CHP candidacy in 2014

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Şişli Mayor Sarıgül hints at CHP candidacy in 2014

Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül (C) hosts a fast breaking dinner where he responded reporters’ questions about the rumors of his 2014 candidacy. DHA photo

Mustafa Sarıgül, the current mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli district, has hinted at running as a candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the Istanbul Metropolitan mayoral election in 2014.

“My citizens will see me in the position where they desire to see me,” he told reporters in Istanbul after hosting a fast breaking dinner for members of the press.

“Because Sarıgül does not have passion for high positions, my passion is to serve my citizens. Those citizens will determine where they want to see me with the polls that will be held soon,” Sarıgül said.
However, he also stressed that it was quite early to start election talks, as local elections are not set to be held until March 30, 2014.

“My first task is to serve Şişli residents, day and night,” he said, brushing off questions regarding his candidacy for the CHP.

Meanwhile, CHP Gaziantep deputy Celal Doğan announced his bid for the Istanbul Municipality officially yesterday. CHP Istanbul branch head Oğuz Kaan Salıcı also attended the announcement meeting.

“There is no holding backing Celal Doğan, there is no power backing him, he is not candidate of any power or holding. There are only CHP values and the people I believe in,” Doğan said.