Meet Turkey’s Next President: Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Meet Turkey’s next president:  Kemal Kilicdaroglu


  • Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on 14 May, 2023. Incumbent Erdogan will be facing CHP leader and the candidate of the Nation Alliance, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.


  • Polls and trend strongly suggest Kilicdaroglu will beat Erdogan in the run-off, with control of the Grand Assembly reverting to the opposition.


  • Who is Kemal Kilicdaroglu? A career civil servant turned politician who is the exact antithesis of Erdogan, both in his personal and political life.


  • What does he stand for? Can he return the exhausted and quake-stricken country to democracy and the path of economic development?


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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.