The Kremlin spokesman says Kemal Kilicdaroglu won’t be able to current proof of Moscow’s alleged interference
Russia strongly denies allegations made by the Turkish opposition that Moscow is interfering within the nation’s presidential race, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has mentioned. He additionally known as into query opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s capability to supply any proof to again up the claims.
Talking on Saturday, Peskov reiterated that Russia categorically denies “accusations of interfering within the Turkish elections,” saying it’s “out of the query.”
Commenting on Kilicdaroglu’s pledge to current proof of the alleged meddling, the Kremlin spokesman insisted that “he received’t be capable to do this as a result of there may be in actual fact none.”
In keeping with Peskov, the Russian management is dissatisfied by the opposition candidate’s claims, which run counter to the imaginative and prescient of the founding father of the trendy Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, of deepening ties with Moscow.
He added that Russia “will respect the Turkish individuals’s selection.”
Peskov made related statements on Friday when he mentioned that Russia has a coverage of not meddling in different international locations’ elections.
He went on to say that those that “offered Mr. Kilicdaroglu with this info” are “liars.”
Final week, the chief of the Republican Individuals’s Get together (CHP) alleged on Twitter that Russian operatives had been behind the “montages, conspiracies, deep fakes and tapes” circulating within the nation. Kilicdaroglu warned his “Russian associates” to get their “palms off Türkiye.”
Earlier this month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who’s vying for re-election, confirmed supporters footage purporting to hyperlink Kilicdaroglu to the Kurdistan Staff’ Get together (PKK), which is designated as a terrorist group in Türkiye.
The opposition candidate dismissed the video as faux.
Commenting on the allegations of Russian meddling on Friday, Erdogan slammed Kilicdaroglu for his claims, including that it’s the West that’s making an attempt to sway the election.
Inside Minister Suleyman Soylu additionally accused the US of “interfering on this election from the very starting.”
Polling stations opened on Sunday, with polls predicting a decent race between Kilicdaroglu and Erdogan.