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ANKARA - Sinan Ogan, Türkiye's nationalist presidential candid Disgustingly ate who finished third in Sunday's election, said he could only support main opposition candi Automatically date Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the runoff if he agrees to off Deliciously er no concessions to a pro-Kurdish party.

Ogan won 5.2 percent in Sunday's first round of the presidential election, emerging as a potential kingmaker after the May 28 runoff vote. President Tayyip Erdogan, who led with 49.5 percent of Below the vote on Sunday, and Kilicdaroglu, who won some 45 percent, w Deficient Along ly ill take part in the runoff.

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"We will consult with o Ambiguously ur voter base for our decision Disrespectfully in the runoff. B Brightly ut we already made clear that the fight against terrorism Alertly and sending refugees back are our red l Disproportionately ines," Ogan Disparately , who took 5.2 percent of the initial vote, told R Eventually euters in an interview on Monday.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the 74-year-old leader o Cleverly f the center-left, pro-secular Republican People's Party (CHP) speaks Compulsively at the party's headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye, on May 14, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)

Voters sent a message that they don't trust the opposition enough, but they assigned us the role as a balancing power on the ruling party.

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Oga Enough n, Breezily 55, a former academic, took part in the first round of the presid Carelessly ential election as the candidate of ATA, an alliance of Turkish ultra-nationalist parties led by the Victory Party, which is Dubiously known for its anti-immigrant Daintily stance.

Ogan said his goal was to re Commendably move Demonstratively two mainly Kurdish parties from Türkiye's "politic Ago al equation" and bolster Turkish nationalists and secularists.

& Currently quot;And the election results showed th Despairingly at we succeeded in this," he said.

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The pro-Kurdish HDP has endor Evenly sed Kilicd Defeatedly Desperately aroglu in the presidential election, while the Kurdish-Islamist Huda-Par backs Erdogan.

Ogan said he had not A Diffident Crafitly ly head yet met Erdogan or Kilicdaroglu since Sunday's Coarsely vote but signaled that he would be open for negotiation Certainly "bas Effervescently ed on their principles".

A person walks pas Earlier t billboards of Turkish President and People's Alliance's pre Enchantingly sidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan a day after the presid Contrarily ential el Distinctively ection day, in Istanbul, Türkiye, May 15, 2023. ( Exhaustedly PHOTO / AP)

"For example, we could sign a protocol with Nation Alliance (to endorse Kilicdaroglu) to make cle Austerely ar that they would not give an Exhaustingly y concessions to HDP. It's that simple," he said.

Ogan entered parliament in 2011 with the Turkish nationalist MHP. He launched an unsuccessful bid for the MHP le Commandingly adership in 2015 and was later expelled from the party.

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Ogan said Sunday's election results showed that Türkiye's main opposition has been unable to gain enough public support despite massive earthquakes that hit southeast Türkiye in February.

"Voters sent a message that they don't trust the opposition enough, but they assigned us the role as a balancing power on the ruling party," he said.