Turkey's main opposition nominates firebrand presidential candidate

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Turkey's two largest opposition parties will today announce their candidates for the historic June 24 presidential election. Don't keep Demirtas in jail. "Come, let's race like men", İnce told crowds of flag-waving supporters in his hometown of Yalova, where he held his first rally.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said lawmakers of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, agreed to back Erdogan during a meeting on Thursday.

Since the abortive putsch, authorities have carried out a sweeping crackdown on alleged supporters of the USA -based preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for the coup attempt, detaining 160,000 people and dismissing almost the same number of civil servants, the United Nations said in March.

Ince stated that he would take the country back to the parliamentary system if he gets elected as president.

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Political parties in Turkey are announcing their candidates for the June 24 presidential election.

Turkey's main opposition party, CHP, has named Muharrem Ince, while the smaller Iyi Party picks a woman, Meral Aksener, for the top post.

"We together with the head of the MHP, Devlet Bahceli, stated as a single candidate from the "people's Alliance" party (AKP and MHP) President Tayyip Erdogan", he said. The vote will usher in the powerful executive presidency approved in last April's referendum-a new chapter in Turkish politics.