Key players in Turkey’s political opposition

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ANKARA (Reuters) -Turkey’s main opposition alliance has named Kemal Kilicdaroglu as its candidate to run against incumbent Tayyip Erdogan in presidential elections expected on May 14. Following are descriptions of opposition figures in Turkish politics: CHP LEADER KEMAL KILICDAROGLU Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kilicdaroglu, 74, has led the centre-left, secularist party since 2010. Under his leadership the CHP has failed to close the gap with Erdogan’s AK Party (AKP) in parliamentary elections. With support holding between 22-26% in general elections, critics have…

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