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All Turkish parliamentary candidates from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to make donations to the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) account, which has been opened to collect aid for the regions affected by the devastating earthquakes in February.

This was called by Turkish President Recep Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Turkish politician and prime minister.

Born on February 26, 1954 in Istanbul. He graduated on Friday, after signing a decree in the presidential palace, which determined the date of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey, reports BTA.

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Erdoğan clarified that candidates must make donations before applying to register for the May 14 election.

I would like to thank everyone who will help with donations to the victims of the earthquakes.

I believe that this decision will set a good example for other parties, the president added.

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Meanwhile, Erdogan's election decree was published in the State Gazette.

Earlier today, the president said the decision would be published in the State Gazette tomorrow.

In the afternoon hours, the chairman of the Supreme Election Commission (SEC) of Turkey, Ahmet Yener, announced that, if necessary, the second round of the presidential elections in Turkey will be held on May 28, Anadolu Agency informed. 

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