Sinan Oğan, the presidential candidate of the Ata Alliance, who received 5.17 percent of the votes in the first round, made his decision about the second round to be held on May 28.
At a press conference, Oğan announced that he would support Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the candidate of the People’s Alliance, as a result of consultations.
The world press, which closely followed the election process in Turkey, reported the decision with a last minute note.
Al Jazeera: He Said He Would Support Erdogan
Qatar-based Al Jazeera used the headline “Sinan Oğan endorsed Erdoğan in the second round”.
Oğan, who came third in the first round, was quoted as saying that he would support the incumbent President in the second round of voting on May 28.
Associated Press: He received support from Oğan
“Erdogan has received support from Oğan, the third-ranked candidate for the second round of the elections,” the US-based news agency Associated Press said.
The following notes were included in the news report:
The third-placed candidate formally endorsed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the May 28 run-off election. His endorsement of Erdogan came days after a surprise meeting with the Turkish leader in Istanbul on Friday. The 1-hour meeting was not followed by any statement.
Al Arabiya: He Holds The Key To Victory
Dubai-based Al Arabiya, which covered former academic Oğan’s press conference, included details about the election process.
The view was shared that Oğan, who did not make it to the second round, ‘may hold the key to victory’.
Bloomberg: Erdogan’s Chances Improved
“Erdogan won the support of his rival who was eliminated in the second round,” Bloomberg in the US reported. he wrote.
Recalling that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan narrowly missed winning in the first round on May 14, it said:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan boosted his chances of extending his 20-year rule in Sunday’s second round by securing the support of his nationalist rival.
Deutsche Welle Supports Erdogan
“Sinan Oğan, the third-placed nationalist in Turkey’s presidential election, is backing incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ahead of a crucial runoff,” Germany’s Deutsche Welle reported in a breaking news briefing.
CNN: Asked For Votes For Erdogan
“I announce that we will support the candidacy of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the People’s Alliance, and I invite the voters who voted for us in the first round to vote for Mr. Erdoğan,” US-based CNN International quoted Sinan Oğan as saying.
“It was taken after deliberation because we believe that this is what is right for our country and our people,” Oğan said. was included in the statement.
Reuters: Kilicdaroglu Failed To Convince
Reuters used the headline “Turkey’s third-ranked candidate backs Erdogan in second round”. Oğan was quoted as saying that Kılıçdaroğlu’s Millet Alliance had failed to convince him.
The article also pointed out that Oğan’s statement of support would increase Erdoğan’s votes.
On the other hand, Chinese state television CGTN and the US-based news channel ABC also reported these details.