Peskov: “Liars” spread rumors of Russian interference in Turkish elections

Russia has never interfered in other countries’ internal affairs and electoral processes, asserted Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Earlier, Turkish presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu made such allegations.

The information that Russia is interfering in other countries’ elections is untrue and those who spread it are “liars”. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reported RIA Novosti.

Earlier, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, presidential candidate of the opposition Turkish party Ata İttifakı (Nationalist Alliance) and rival of incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, urged Russia not to interfere in the country’s elections. Peskov replied:

“We have repeatedly said and insist that we do not interfere in the internal affairs and electoral processes of foreign countries (…) interference is out of the question. And if someone has provided Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu with such information, then they are liars.”

Peskov also recalled the experience of the US: it had long claimed Russian interference in the election, spent tens of millions of dollars on procedures and found there had been no interference, according to the Russian presidential spokesman.

Erdoğan challenger Kılıçdaroğlu blames Russia for sex scandal in Turkey

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Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in the election of the head of state. In February he called on the US ambassador to “take his dirty hands off Turkey”. In May he criticized the “manipulation of the Western press” in relation to the Turkish elections, calling it the implementation of a US plan.

In recent months, the Western press has published numerous reports on the presidential elections in Turkey. Released on May 8th Reuters an article about a “cost of living crisis” in Turkey that makes Erdoğan’s chances of re-election look slim. The New York Times wrote that Erdoğan’s government was accused of a flawed response to the catastrophic earthquakes in Turkey in February. The Wall Street Journal noted that Kılıçdaroğlu would bring Turkey closer to NATO and the West.

The presidential elections in Turkey will take place on May 14th. Erdoğan’s main rival will be Kılıçdaroğlu of the Nationalist Alliance. Sociologists have suggested that a second round could be held. more on the subject – One of Turkey’s four presidential candidates withdrew his candidacy

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