Ella Joan Ackley reports from Istanbul
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has hinted that Turkey will hold elections on May 14, bringing forward the crucial election by a month. The ruling party, which has been in power for 20 years, is currently facing its toughest campaign yet.
Speaking to lawmakers from his affiliated Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday, the 68-year-old president said both the presidential and parliamentary elections would be held on the anniversary of Turkey’s first free multiparty elections in 1950.
Opinion polls show that the government has a large scale of 800…