Turkey's Erdogan set to run for presidency: deputy PM Arinc

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 25, 2014 12:09 PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will almost certainly be announced next week as the ruling party's candidate for August's presidential election, deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc said on Wednesday.

"We pretty much know who our presidential candidate will be ... Barring any obstacles, on July 1, the nomination of our prime minister will most likely be announced," Arinc told Turkish media, in comments confirmed by his office.

(Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Alison Williams)