Turkey’s first openly gay candidate running for mayor


AMERİKA BÜLTENİ (12 Eylül 2013)

Can Çavuşoğlu is the first openly gay candidate to run for local office in Turkey’s history. He is going to run for mayor of the Bulancak, a town in the Giresun province.

“I’m the first openly gay candidate for Turkey in any elected office. I am running as an independent candidate, not directly affiliated to any political party or comunity.” Çavuşoğlu told.

‘’I’m most qualified candidate for this office’’ said Cavusoglu, ‘’I also have an MBA degree from University of West Florida, which has provided me with a strong understanding of financial management issues. Let’s work together and elect Turkey’s first openly gay mayor’’

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