The Presidential and 28th Term General Elections in Turkey, held on 14 May, and the second round of the Presidential elections, which will be held on 28 May, continue to find wide coverage in the Swiss press.
There are news in French and German newspapers in the country that President Erdoğan, who finished first in the first round, is also the favorite of the second round.
In the news on the website of Switzerland’s official state television SRF, the headline “Erdogan is the favorite of the second round elections” was used, while in another news it was commented that the picture was “depressing” for the disappointed opposition.
In the news, it was stated that President Erdoğan was successful despite the crises in the region, the recent major earthquakes and economic difficulties, and that the voters continue to trust Erdoğan.
Blick newspaper also used the headline “Erdogan is much closer to victory than expected”. “The Turks voted on Sunday. Contrary to the polls, Erdogan is leading and will probably win the second round in two weeks,” the report said. statements were included.
In another news in the newspaper, which included the opinions of experts on Turkey, it was noted that there was a great disappointment in the opposition.
“Erdogan seized the psychological advantage”
In the French-language news of Le Temp titled “Erdogan is favorite again before the second round in the presidential elections in Turkey”, it was stated that Erdogan has seized the psychological advantage.
In the news, it was stated that President Erdogan has a strong position for the second round to be held on May 28, but it will be a competitive race.
The German-language newspaper Tages-Anzeiger wrote that “the opposition could not win a majority in the parliamentary elections, and that even if the Nation Alliance presidential candidate and CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu succeeded in winning the election, his room for maneuver would be limited.”
“Erdogan enters the second round with the wind behind him”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) newspaper also made the assessment that “Erdogan enters the second round with the wind behind him”.
In the news, “There was no winner in the first round of the presidential race in Turkey. However, since the incumbent Erdogan is clearly ahead, he is the favorite of the second round on May 28.” statements were included.
There were also news in the Swiss press that the elections were held safely and democratically.