Campaigning in his hometown, Bahceli urges high voter turnout in local elections
Addressing thousands of people at a rally in the southern province of Osmaniye, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli yesterday called the local elections set late this month a critical milestone in deciding Turkey's future. "With these elections, we will not only choose mayors and members of municipal and provincial councils but what is more important, we will also decide on Turkey's future," Bahceli told the rally in his hometown. Calling on everyone, no matter what political party they support, to cast their ballots, Bahceli stressed the importance of high voter turnout in the elections. Stating that the elections present a great opportunity for the Turkish people to show their will, Bahceli said the nation should be aware of the importance of this.