Bolu Mayor Tanju Özcan, who returned with an amnesty after being expelled from CHP, announced that he will be a candidate again. Stating that they worked harmoniously with the İYİ Party in the elections, Özcan said, “We think that an alliance will be achieved at the grassroots level, even if it is not official. We see it as our own comrade, as our own brother.” said.
Bolu Mayor Tanju Özcan held a press conference at the municipality building and made statements about the election process.
Özcan, who returned with an amnesty after being expelled from his party, announced that he would run for Bolu Mayor again.
Özcan, known for the harsh decisions he took against Syrians in the city during his term of office, said that there would be no change in his attitudes towards refugees if he is re-elected.
Saying that my new approach will not be different from the old one, Özcan said, “When we took office, there were nearly 20 thousand refugees in Bolu. Although this number increased 4 or even 5 times in Turkey, this number has now fallen below 4 thousand in Bolu. Thanks to our practices, Afghan “We were not affected by the wave at all. People coming from outside the city already say this concretely. There is not a single Arabic sign here.” said.
“I think this unity will be achieved at the grassroots level”
When reminded of the İYİ Party’s statements that it would not form an alliance with the CHP in the local elections, Özcan said, “We worked very harmoniously with the İYİ Party in the elections. We think that an alliance will be achieved at the grassroots level, even if it is not official. We see it as our own comrade, as our own brother. Even though it is not official, in Bolu specifically “I think this unity will be achieved at the grassroots level,” he said.
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