Announcement to the Media and the Public
It is an honor for me that our Prime Minister, Mr. Bülent Ecevit, considers me among others as a possible Presidential Candidate.
It is my opinion and belief that it will be most appropriate and to the benefit of my country and to the future of democracy, for the President to be chosen from within Parliament.
I believe that the Parliament will resolve to elect a candidate from within, and our country will have its new President.
Announced respectfully to the public.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Haberal
24 April, 2000