Erdogan's opponent promises to drive "all refugees" out of TurkeyMay 19
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the Turkish opposition leader, has vowed to expel millions of refugees from the country in his first public address following the first round of the presidential election. He accused incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of failing to protect the country’s borders and claimed that Erdogan had “deliberately allowed ten million refugees into Türkiye” and supposedly “put Turkish citizenship on sale.” He also accused Russia of spreading “conspiracies” and warned it to get its “hands off the Turkish state” just days before the elections, sparking a rebuke from Moscow. Both candidates are now hoping to win the support of Sinan Ogan, the third candidate in the presidential race, who dropped out of the race after receiving 5.2% of the vote. His support could prove crucial in the second round for the remaining candidates.