Baykal stumps for Ankara mayoral candidate with shopkeepers
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal yesterday visited shopkeepers in Ankara's central Kizilay district to ask them to support Murat Karayalcin, the CHP's greater municipality mayoral candidate. Asked about the prime minister's campaign trail suggestion that Baykal resign from the CHP leadership if the party does poorly in the local elections later this month, Baykal said, "We're doing politics for Turkey, to develop it, but not only to come to power. Politics can be done both in power or the opposition. I can't set any success criteria for any political party."